Nicole Legenski of Blandon, Pa., and Karl Kirsch of West Lafayette, Ind., will each receive a $5,000 scholarship as recipients of industrial automation engineering scholarships from ASCO Numatics. Additionally, the manufacturer of flow automation and control products will make $1,000 grants to the engineering departments of Pennsylvania State University and Purdue University, the schools which Legenski and Kirsch, respectively, attend.

The scholarship awards were presented at the annual ISA Young Automation Professionals Festival (YAPFEST), which was part of ISA Automation Week held at the Westin Galleria Complex in Houston.

Legenski is a junior at Pennsylvania State University studying for a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. Kirsch is working toward a master’s degree in mechanical engineering at Purdue University. He received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University in 2009.

For information on the 2011/2012 ASCO Numatics acholarship, visit