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Community - August 28, 2013

People: Cameron Jones named in science competition

Cameron Jones, a sixth-grader at Corte Madera School in Portola Valley, is one of 300 national semifinalists in Broadcom MASTERS, a science, technology, engineering and math competition for middle-school students.

Cameron's project is called "We're Jammin': Using the Jamming Principle to Construct a Universal Gripper." For his project, he took on one of the biggest challenges in robotics: gripping an arbitrarily shaped object.

Thirty finalists, to be named Aug. 27, will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., Sept. 27-Oct.1 to showcase their science fair projects and compete in a four-day competition for awards and prizes, including the top education award of $25,000.

Todd Roberts

Todd Roberts, a longtime Menlo Park resident, has been elected to the board of directors of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, an organization of defense attorneys in civil law cases.

Mr. Roberts also served as dean of admissions and faculty member of the Litigation Management College, held in June at Emory University in Atlanta.

Mr. Roberts is the managing director of the Redwood City office of the law firm, Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley.

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