ASCO Numatics (, a manufacturer of flow control and pneumatics solutions, announced the winners of its 2008 ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarships. Michael J. Denk of Milwaukee, Wisc. and Bradley A. Perry of Kirtland, Ohio will each receive a $5,000 scholarship. ASCO Numatics will also 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 VP of Sales and Marketing in the Americas for ASCO Numatics, presented the awards earlier this week to Perry and Denk at the ISA Young Automation Professionals Festival (YAPFEST) at the Reliant Center in Houston. ISA hosts YAPFEST for automation professionals between ages 18 and 30.

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.

The scholarships were awarded on the potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the engineering and automation professions, particularly as they relate to the application of fluid control and fluid power technology.

For information on the 2009 ASCO Numatics Engineering Scholarship, visit