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Emerson Announces 2019 ASCO Engineering Scholarships
September 30, 2019

Emerson, a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets, has announced the award of two 2019 ASCO Engineering Scholarships to students who demonstrated outstanding potential for leadership and contributions to the engineering profession — Shiloh Serenity Sigrid Curtis, a senior at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Tristan M. Ott, a junior at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T).

Curtis and Ott each received a $5,000 scholarship at an awards ceremony held at PACK EXPO and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2019 in Las Vegas, produced by PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. Emerson also awarded two grants of $1,000 to benefit the engineering departments of MIT and Missouri S&T.

“Ensuring the success of the next generation of manufacturing leaders is critical to bridging the talent gap facing our industry,” said Jay Gatz, vice president of marketing for Emerson’s Automation Solutions business. “We are committed to meeting the needs of the industrial sector through scholarships, partnerships with academia, and innovative competitions, such as our Amazing Packaging Race. This commitment reflects our own heritage of driving innovation and investing in the future workforce.”

In comments following receipt of her award, Shiloh Curtis, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and computer science, said that “robots have immense potential to benefit humans, from helping mobility-challenged individuals with the tasks of daily life to eliminating the boring — so that people can focus on what really matters in life.” She also said that the Emerson scholarship is helping her continue her education at MIT.

In comments following receipt of his award, Tristan Ott, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering noted that he has combined a strong work ethic with his personal beliefs to target a career in engineering dedicated to serving others — by “changing and aiding the lives of people across generations, cultures, and continents. Engineering is in a unique position to change lives for better. I am incredibly thankful to Emerson for their support.”

Over the past 12 years, $120,000 in scholarships have been awarded to 24 U.S. students to bolster their success and future contributions as engineering professionals. In addition, the engineering departments of the colleges where the recipients are enrolled have received a cumulative $24,000 in grants for education research. The ASCO Engineering Scholarship program is a critical element of Emerson’s mission to support and inspire the next generation of innovators. The initiative is named for the Emerson brand that pioneered the solenoid valve in 1910, creating a heritage of innovation in engineering.

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