Emerson today announced the recipients of its 2020 ASCO Engineering Scholarship Program, continuing the company’s long-standing commitment to rewarding outstanding engineering students and advancing the workforce of tomorrow. The recipients are Gillian Barach of Toronto, Ohio, a biomedical engineering major at the University of Akron, and Jacob Lackner of Frenchtown, Montana, a mechanical engineering major at Montana State University. Emerson awarded each student a $5,000 scholarship and granted an additional $1,000 to the engineering department of each of their colleges.
“2020 thrust unprecedented challenges upon the world — unlike any other in this or recent generations. But even as we work to resolve our most immediate risks, we must continue to plan and ensure our future and all its potential. It is leadership in science and technology and the success of our future workforce that we invest in with our scholarships. Congratulations to our 2020 recipients, Gillian and Jacob,” said Gordon Muir, president, industrial automation at Emerson.
The ASCO Engineering Scholarship Program is an integral component of Emerson’s global commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. To date, Emerson has distributed $156,000 in scholarships and grants through its ASCO Engineering Scholarship Program, supporting 26 outstanding engineering students and their colleges.
Barach is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering, biomaterials and tissues track, at the University of Akron, with an expected graduation date of May 2023. Gillian, a Williams Honors College Scholar, turned her childhood delight of building and taking apart anything that she could find into a lifelong interest in engineering where “your work can change the lives of individuals who are trusting you to help them,” said Barach. “I am beyond grateful for Emerson and their support. It is an amazing honor to be acknowledged by such a prestigious company.”