Congratulations to Our 2014 AWeber Scholarship Winner!
At AWeber, we like to deliver remarkable experiences to our customers and give back to our community as a whole whenever possible. That’s why each year we present a scholarship award to a deserving young person who exemplifies the innovation that fuels us as a company. Our hope is to encourage younger generations to take an interest in new and developing technologies – and maybe even spark some interest in working in a related field one day!
Considering that technology these days moves faster than the speed of email, we asked students this year about the effects of the communication tools they use every day and their impact on society:
- How have communication tools and habits changed from your parents’ generation, compared to yours? Has this been a positive, negative or neutral change, and why?
- How do you think communication tools and habits will change for your children? Will this be a positive, negative or neutral change, and why?
We chose this year’s winner based on his keen insights about the impact technology has on us now and its potential for the future.
And the 2014 winner of the $1,000 AWeber Scholarship is…
Kasey is a biology major at the University of Miami, where he’s enrolled in a program designed to give a broad foundation in the sciences including chemistry, computer science, physics and biochemistry.
Kasey’s essay focused on the positive changes our communication tools have on our relationships, and how any improvements on them will only make life better for future generations.
While attacks against communications technology, particularly smartphones, have recently come into vogue, there is no denying the fact that they allow for an unprecedented amount of networking, organization, and facile interchange of information between peers, from close friends to distant relatives, from grade school teachers to current colleagues.
And, just for fun, Kasey poses the question: What if some of the greatest minds in history had access to our modern communication tools, like smartphones?
Leibniz and Newton could have developed calculus together, to humanity’s great benefit. Darwin and Mendel could have constructed a fully coherent theory of molecular evolution, precluding decades of fruitless theorizing.
AWesome job, Kasey! From all of us at AWeber, we wish you the best of luck in the future!