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Brandon Kasl, right, receives well deserved applause as he proves he can return a rubic cube to its original state in under two minutes. Cheering him on are Chuck Allured, left, and Bob Georgeoff, President of AMERSCO Southwest(formerly APS Energy Services). Georgeoff and members of his team were at the school to attend a Board meeting to present PUSD a $30,000 donation for the school's STEM programs.

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Payson schools get grant from high-tech company

Robert Georgeoff got himself a nice one-of-a-kind, $30,000 desktop nameplate yesterday — courtesy of tomorrow’s engineering whizzes and a Rubik’s Cube genius. The Tempe-based alternative energy company Georgeoff heads donated the $30,000 last week to support the Payson Unified School District’s innovative, project-based engineering program. And after he took a tour of one of the two sections of eager freshmen, they cranked out the desktop nameplate from their brand new three-dimensional printer —that can produce objects from molded plastic that the students have designed.

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