LAS VEGAS, NV, U.S.A., September 27, 2017 - Emerson has announced the recipients of the ASCO 2017 Engineering Scholarship: Alexandra Lomasney of Peabody, Mass., and Richard Hollenbach III of Hatfield, Penn., have each been awarded a $5,000 scholarship to support their pursuit of a bachelor's degree in engineering.
Lomasney is a senior, studying for a chemical engineering degree, at Villanova University. Hollenbach, also a senior, is majoring in mechanical engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.
Emerson will further support the recipients' studies with an additional $1,000 grant to the engineering departments at each of their respective universities.
"For the past decade, Emerson has proudly supported the best and brightest engineering students through the ASCO Engineering Scholarship program," said Andy Duffy, vice president of sales for ASCO fluid and motion control at Emerson. "It's our experience through our scholarship program that a child's early interests may very well evolve into a future career choice. It's important that we all support our students - and especially those passionate in the STEM areas - at every stage of their studies. We are honored to once again make a significant investment in our future engineering leaders."
Emerson awarded the ASCO 2017 scholarship recipients on Sept. 27, at PMMI's annual Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO 2017 in Las Vegas. The two students were guests at the Expo, courtesy of Emerson. The Amazing Packaging Race, sponsored by Emerson, 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. Emerson'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 2017 Engineering Scholarship program, now in its 10th year, has awarded a total of $100,000 in merit-based scholarships to 20 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 $20,000 in grants to 18 schools of engineering. For information on the scholarship program, visit www.asco.com/scholarship.
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