ASCO Numatics Announces 2012 Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarships

FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY, USA, April 3, 2012 – ASCO Numatics, the world’s leading manufacturer of comprehensive fluid automation, flow control, and pneumatics solutions, today announced the 2012/2013 ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship program. The program awards two $5,000 scholarships 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 application deadline is May 25, 2012.

“The industrial automation industry is constantly evolving and it is imperative that we evolve with it. Today’s engineering students will lead companies into the next-generation of industrial automation and we are proud to support their efforts,” said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing – Americas, ASCO Numatics. “As we enter the fourth year of offering this scholarship, it is gratifying to see our past scholarship winners beginning to graduate and advance in their respective careers.”

The 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 2012/2013 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 25, 2012. ASCO Numatics will present the scholarship awards as part of the Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO International 2012, October 28 - 31, 2012, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

About ASCO Numatics

ASCO Numatics, a division of Emerson, offers comprehensive fluid automation solutions, including flow control and pneumatics 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, visit

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 2011 were $24.2 billion. For more information, visit

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Quick Facts

  • ASCO Numatics announces 2012 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
  • ASCO Numatics will present the scholarship awards at the Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO International on October 31, 2012