ASCO Numatics Announces 2013 Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarships

FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY, USA, April 2, 2013 – ASCO Numatics, the world’s leading manufacturer of comprehensive fluid automation, flow control, and pneumatics solutions, today announced it has begun accepting applications for its 2013/2014 ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship program. Under the program, ASCO Numatics will award two $5,000 scholarships to U.S. engineering students, provide two $1,000 grants to the engineering departments of the colleges at which the winners are enrolled, and host the two winners as all-expense paid guests at The Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO International 2013 on Sept. 25, 2013, in Las Vegas.

The deadline to apply is May 24, 2013. Details and forms are available at

“Engineering is a unique blend of creativity, science and technology. Advancements have never been more rapid and never more exciting. Are we ready for the challenges of tomorrow? As a global industry leader today, it is our responsibility to ensure that we are,” said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing – Americas, ASCO Numatics.

“Our goal in 2013 with the ASCO Numatics Scholarship Program — as it has been over the past five years — is to identify and support the nurturing and promotion of the best-of-the-best students of today in their training and journey to become our next generation of engineering leaders tomorrow,” Kemple said.

Since its inception in 2008, the ASCO Numatics scholarship program has awarded a total of $50,000 in scholarships to 10 students pursuing careers in industrial automation-related disciplines, and provided a total of $10,000 in grants to eight schools of engineering.

"The ASCO Numatics scholarship helped me pay for my last semester’s tuition and receive my degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University. It has encouraged me to continue to strive for excellence as I start my career in manufacturing," said Kelsey Johnson, recipient of a scholarship from ASCO Numatics in 2012.

Brad Perry, now an engineer at The Boeing Company, said receiving the ASCO Numatics scholarship in 2008 impacted him as both an academic and professional. “The scholarship further led me down the path to make a difference, push the limits of technology, continue to provide quality products, and push myself to difficult but attainable goals.”

The ASCO Numatics scholarships are merit-based and will be awarded on the candidate’s potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the industrial automation engineering profession, particularly as it relates to the application of fluid control and fluid power technologies. A panel of ASCO Numatics executives and independent judges will select the finalists.

Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program in an instrumentation, systems, electrical, mechanical, or automation engineering discipline at an accredited U.S. educational institution for the 2013/2014 academic year. Candidates must also maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale, and be a U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident. Several changes to this year’s application process will make it easier for engineering students to participate. Complete application details and forms are available at:

The application deadline for the scholarship is May 24, 2013. Details and forms to apply are online at: ASCO Numatics will present the scholarship awards as part of the Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO International 2013, Sept. 25, 2013, in Las Vegas.

Sponsored by ASCO Numatics, the Amazing Packaging Race is a fun and educational event that pits teams of packaging students, from programs around the country, against each other in a race to gather points by completing tasks at specific PACK EXPO booths.

About ASCO Numatics

ASCO Numatics, an Emerson company, offers comprehensive fluid automation solutions, including fluid control and fluid power products, 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,

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2012 were $24.4 billion. For more information, visit

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Quick Facts

  • ASCO Numatics announces 2013 industrial automation engineering scholarship application period
  • Scholarships are merit-based and are awarded on the candidates's potential for leadership
  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program in an instrumentation, systems, electrical, mechanical, or automation engineering discipline
  • Each student receives a $5,000 scholarship
  • The engineering department at each university receives a $1,000 grant
  • Deadline to apply is May 24, 2013
  • ASCO Numatics will present the scholarship awards at the Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO International on September 25, 2013