Learning incentives: Scholarships awarded for industrial automation engineering

Winners have been announced for the Asco Numatics 2008 Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarships, $12,000 in donations.


Asco Numatics gave two $5,000 scholarships and $1,000 grants to two universities.

Michael J. Denk of Milwaukee, WI, and Bradley A. Perry of Kirtland, OH, each

Florham Park, NJ – Winners have been announced for the Asco Numatics . Michael J. Denk of Milwaukee, WI and Bradley A. Perry of Kirtland, OH, each Asco Numatics will make $1,000 grants to the engineering departments of Marquette University and the University of Miami where Denk and Perry are enrolled.
Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing- Americas, Asco Numatics, presented the awards at the ISA Young Automation Professionals Festival (YAPfest) in Houston. ISA hosts YAPfest for automation professionals ages 18 to 30. [

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According to Kemple, "This scholarship program demonstrates Emerson's ongoing commitment to enriching the talent pool that is available to help our customers rise to tomorrow's industrial processing challenges. Among all applicants, Brad and Michael demonstrated the strongest potential and greatest capability for innovation and leadership in this important endeavor. We are excited to be a part of building this new generation of engineering leaders, starting with these exemplary students." (Asco is a business unit of Emerson Industrial Automation .)
Perry, a senior at the University of Miami, is studying for a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. Denk is studying for a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering with a concentration in thermo-fluid science at Marquette University.
Scholarships are awarded on potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the engineering and automation professions, particularly as related to fluid control and fluid power technology.
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