Fluid automation, flow control and pneumatics solutions provider, ASCO Numatics announced recipients of the 2012 ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship at Pack Expo 2012 in Chicago. Kelsey Johnson of Brownsburg, Indiana, and Nathan Koetsier of Marne, Michigan, will each receive $5000 as part of the scholarship program. ASCO Numatics also will make $1000 grants to the engineering departments of Purdue University and Michigan Technological University, the schools that Johnson and Koetsier, respectively, attend.
"This year, ASCO Numatics had the largest and most qualified field of applicants in our scholarship program's history," said Robert Kemple Jr., executive vice president of sales and marketing for the Americas at ASCO Numatics. "Kelsey and Nathan stood out from the other applicants for their potential to succeed in the industrial automation industry. We look forward to seeing great things from them in the future."
Johnson will graduate with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Purdue University in May 2013. Koetsier will receive a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering in May 2013 from Michigan Technological University.
The ASCO Numatics Engineering Scholarships are awarded annually based on the candidates' potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the industrial automation engineering profession.