Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Students earn scholarships!

Yokogawa Corporation of America is contributing student scholarships to deserving graduate and undergraduate college students, which were awarded at the company's 2014 Users Conference and Exhibition.   A total of five individual scholarships were issued in the amount of $500 each.

The Yokogawa Corporation of America Student Scholarship is awarded to college and university students who aspire to become leaders in engineering, automation and related fields.  The award supports expenses such as tuition, books, fees and/or supplies for the current academic semester.

Scholarship recipients were announced on Thursday, September 11, 2014 during the awards ceremony of Yokogawa’s Users Conference and Exhibition.  Chet Mroz, President and CEO of Yokogawa Corporation of America, recognized the winners and posed for photographs, after presenting them with special oversized replicas of the check.

“The opportunity to support students interested in an engineering or automation career is valuable as it promotes growth within our industry,” says Mroz.  “We certainly appreciate these future innovators and hope that our contribution to their education makes a great impact in their current studies and beyond.”

Yokogawa selected qualified recipients from the applications submitted and essays, which asked students to "describe their future career goals and explain how the scholarship would help attain them."  Essay answers ranged from goals of becoming electrical engineers to aspirations of subsea engineering in the future. Some students described their need to support tuition and book expenses, while others mentioned a need to support mounting student loans that they would soon have to repay.

The five students are: Dilioha Igbo, Chukwudi Omire, Sarah Rai, Monica Rexach, Ali Siddique

Yokogawa decided to offer the scholarship as a way to benefit aspiring engineers.  Students were invited to visit the Users Conference and Exhibition on the dedicated Student Day, Thursday September 11.  Nearly 30 college and university students were in attendance.  The event provided a platform whereby participants could learn more about the products, solutions, and services offered by Yokogawa and see live demonstrations.  They were encouraged to attend a technology keynote, tour the demo showcase, and network with industry experts and engineers.   A Yokogawa recruiter was available to discuss internships and job openings.  LinkedIn, the business and professional networking service, also had a representative onsite to provide giveaways and recommendations geared toward future graduates who would soon be entering the workforce.  Students walked away armed with valuable information for their career development.

Yokogawa believes in the advancement of college and university students in the industrial automation and related fields as they prepare to become future engineers for companies like itself.

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