FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY, USA - November 10, 2016 - ASCO, the world's leading manufacturer of comprehensive fluid automation, flow control, and pneumatics solutions, announced the recipients of the 2016 ASCO Engineering Scholarship.
The two recipients were each awarded a $5,000 scholarship to support their pursuit of a bachelor's degree in engineering. They are Quinnlan Sweeney of Springfield, VA, a junior in the electrical engineering degree program at Clemson University; and Nathaniel Weger of Iowa City, Iowa, also a junior, studying for a mechanical engineering degree at the University of Iowa.
ASCO Numatics will further support the recipients' studies with an additional $1,000 grant to the engineering departments at each of their universities.
"Once again, we are pleased to offer our support to the best and brightest engineering students through the ASCO Engineering Scholarship program," said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing – Americas, ASCO. "We're proud, as an industry leader, to support our next-generation of engineering leaders."
ASCO announced the scholarship recipients on November 9, at PMMI's annual Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO 2016 in Chicago. The two students were guests at the Expo, courtesy of ASCO. The Amazing Packaging Race, sponsored by ASCO, 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. ASCO's sponsorship of the race helps support the PMMI Education and Training Foundation, which also provides scholarships to packaging students from PMMI partner schools.
The ASCO Engineering Scholarship program, now in its ninth year, has awarded a total of $90,000 in merit-based scholarships to 18 students, based on their 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. The company has provided an additional $18,000 in grants to 16 schools of engineering. For information on the scholarship program, visit www.asco.com/scholarship.
ASCO, an Emerson company, offers comprehensive solutions of fluid automation products for a broad range of process and manufacturing industry applications. The company's global scale increases speed to market, its deep expertise across applications transforms ideas into measurable outcomes, and its people create solutions that maximize efficiencies and optimize customer applications. ASCO's fluid control and pneumatic product lines include a full range of solenoid valves, angle body piston valves, valve manifolds, cylinders, filters, regulators, lubricators and a complete range of accessories. For more information, 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 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 2015 were $22.3 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.