Scholarship Winners - 2010

ASCO Industrial Automation Engineering College Scholarship - 2010 Winners

Nicole V. Legenski

Nicole is an engineering student at Penn State studying for a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Nicole has maintained a 3.97 GPA throughout her academic career.  Nicole’s interest centers around instrumentation and control design for power generation and distribution. She takes her lead from her father, an instrumentation and controls specialist himself. He is also Nicole’s greatest mentor. Nicole’s interest and studies have taken her to Spain and Portugal. In addition to engineering, Nicole enjoys playing and teaching piano.

A few of Nicole’s many honors and awards include:

  • The International Society of Automation Paros-Digiquartz Award
  • Pennsylvania State University Mathematics Award
  • Pennsylvania State University Physics Award
  • Penn State President’s Award
  • Honorary memberships to the ISA and Society of Women Engineers
  • Honors Club president and community service officer

"Not only receiving the scholarship, but, also the trip to Houston was unimaginable and amazing. Even after everything, it still hasn't hit me that I won. I'm so thankful for ASCO Numatics generosity and opportunity they gave me. I will never forget this time in my life. Thank you, ASCO Numatics."
-Nicole V. Legenski 

Karl A. Kirsch

Karl is a pursuing his master’s degree in mechanical engineering at Purdue University. Karl completed his undergraduate degree in 2009 with a GPA of 4.0 and has maintained that GPA as he works towards his Master’s degree with a focus on design and robotics in May of 2011. In addition to robotics, one of Karl’s interests lies in transportation and alternative fuels. His current thesis project involves a planar robotic manipulator with multiple binary revolute joints that we hope includes our valves and cylinders. If not, you can talk to Andy since he is in charge of selling them.

A few of Karl’s many honors and awards include:

  • Tau Beta Pi – Engineering Honor Society
  • Chappelle Fellowship for Graduate School
  • Dean’s Engineering Scholar
  • Penn State President’s Award
  • Purdue Mechanical Engineer Ambassador – ‘ME in a Box’ Officer
  • Eagle Scout

"I am honored to have received the ASCO Numatics Scholarship. In addition to the financial award, the trip to Houston and the time spent with the ASCO team was a great experience. The scholarship gave me much encouragement and will allow me to focus greatly on my research during the last semester of graduate school at Purdue. I cannot thank ASCO enough for their support."
-Karl K. Kirsch


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