Emerson Announces 2011 ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarships

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ASCO Numatics will award two $5,000 scholarships to U.S. engineering students pursuing careers in industrial automation-related disciplines.

Emerson Industrial Automation, a business of Emerson, today announced the beginning of the application period for its 2011/2012 ASCO Numatics engineering scholarship program. Emerson’s ASCO Numatics business unit will award two $5,000 scholarships to U.S. engineering students pursuing careers in industrial automation-related disciplines. ASCO Numatics is the world’s leading manufacturer of comprehensive fluid automation, flow control, and pneumatics solutions.

Industrial automation is increasingly important to the global economy, and continuing to deliver innovation to meet evolving market needs will require the best talent available. We established this scholarship 3 years ago to encourage talented engineering students to consider entering this exciting branch of engineering, and it is gratifying to see the caliber of students it attracts,” said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing - Americas, ASCO Numatics.

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 2011/2012 academic year. Candidates must also be maintaining at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale, and be a U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident. Complete application details and forms are available at http://www.asconumatics.com/scholarship.

ASCO Numatics will present the scholarship awards at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011, September 26-28, 2011, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

About ASCO Numatics
ASCO Numatics, formed by the merger of ASCO and Numatics, is a business unit of Emerson Industrial Automation. ASCO Numatics offers comprehensive fluid automation solutions, flow control, and pneumatics 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 http://www.asconumatics.com.

Emerson Industrial Automation
Emerson Industrial Automation, a business of Emerson, delivers manufacturing solutions designed with leading technologies — including mechanical, electrical and ultrasonic — to provide the most advanced industrial automation possible for numerous and diverse industries worldwide. The company’s wide range of products and systems used in manufacturing processes and other equipment includes motion control systems, plastics joining, precision cleaning, materials-testing equipment, fluid control valves, alternators, motors, and mechanical power transmission drives and bearings. For information, visit http://www.emersonindustrialautomation.com.

About Emerson
Emerson, 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 through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2010 were $21 billion. For more information, visit http://www.Emerson.com.

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