FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY, USA, January 27, 2010 – ASCO Numatics, the world’s leading manufacturer of comprehensive fluid automation solutions, flow control, and pneumatics, today announced the beginning of the 2010/2011 academic year application period for two $5,000 scholarships available to U.S. engineering students pursuing careers in industrial automation-related disciplines. ASCO Numatics will also make $1,000 grants to the engineering departments of the colleges in which the winners are enrolled.
“The ASCO Numatics scholarship program is now entering its third year and we continue to be impressed by the caliber of the applicants and the winners,” said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing - Americas, ASCO Numatics. “It is especially great to see so much talent looking to enter the industrial automation field. We look forward to a large and similarly talented application pool this year and wish them all the best of luck.”
The scholarships are merit-based and will be awarded on the candidate’s potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the engineering, instrumentation, systems, electrical, mechanical, and automation professions, particularly as they relate to the application of fluid control and fluid power technology. A panel of ASCO Numatics and independent judges will select the finalists.
Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program in an engineering, instrumentation, systems, electrical, mechanical, or automation discipline at an accredited U.S. educational institution for the 2010/2011 academic year. At the time of application, they must have completed at least their sophomore year in a bachelor’s degree program, have at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and be a U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident. Complete application details and forms are available at www.asco.com/scholarship.
ASCO Numatics will present the scholarship awards at the 2010 ISA Automation Week: Technology and Solutions Event, October 4 – 7, 2010 at the Westin Galleria Complex in Houston. The ASCO Numatics award presentation will be part of the annual ISA Young Automation Professionals Festival (YAPFEST). ISA hosts YAPFEST for automation professionals between ages 18 and 30.
About ASCO Numatics
ASCO Numatics, formed by the merger of ASCO and Numatics, is a business unit of Emerson Industrial Automation. ASCO Numatics offers comprehensive fluid automation solutions, flow control and pneumatics for a wide range of industry-focused applications. The ASCO Numatics product line in North America consists of more than 50,000 valves, an extensive selection of air preparation equipment, and a full line of actuation products. ASCO products include solenoid pilot valves, angle body piston valves, linear indicators, redundant control systems, and pressure sensors. The Numatics line covers valve manifolds, cylinders, grippers, filters, regulators, and lubricators. For more information about ASCO Numatics products, visit www.asco.com.
Emerson (NYSE:EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Emerson's sales in fiscal 2009 were $20.9 billion. The company is ranked 94th on the Fortune 500 list of America's largest companies. For more information, visit