Emerson Awards Scholarships to Next-Gen Engineering Leaders

CHICAGO, Ill. — Emerson awarded the 2018 recipients of the annual ASCO Engineering Scholarships to Megan Krueger of Smithville, Missouri, and Dakota Kirtley of Zoarville, Ohio. Each student will receive $5,000 from Emerson to support their pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in engineering. The ASCO brand of fluid control and pneumatic technologies at Emerson established this merit-based program in 2007 to help foster the next generation of engineering leadership.

Krueger, a junior, is majoring in mechanical engineering and engineering management at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Kirtley, also a junior, is studying mechanical engineering at the University of Akron. Both universities will receive an additional $1,000 grant to their respective engineering departments.

“For over a decade, we have supported the best and brightest engineering students through the ASCO Engineering Scholarship program,” said Derek Thomas, vice president of marketing, discrete & industrial, at Emerson Automation Solutions. “Throughout those years, one thing is clear: our recipients are as passionate about engineering as we are about furthering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Emerson, through a variety of initiatives, is proud to support the commitment and success of STEM students as the next generation of leaders in engineering, business, and industry.”

The ASCO Engineering Scholarship program, now in its 11th year, has awarded a total of $110,000 in merit-based scholarships to 22 students, based on their 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 pneumatic technologies. The company has provided an additional $22,000 in grants to 20 schools of engineering.

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