William (Daniel) Whitten wins prestigious ASCO Numatics Scholarship

Photo of Daniel Whitten, mechanical engineeringWilliam (Daniel) Whitten, a junior in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was announced the winner of the 2013 ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship.

The scholarship awards Whitten $5,000 toward his bachelor’s degree and also provides the Department of Mechanical Engineering a grant of $1,000 to further facilitate its degree program.

Whitten has maintained a 3.98 GPA throughout his academic career and is actively involved in researching the use of computer simulations to model the complex behavior of shape memory alloys.

ASCO Numatics, a company of Emerson Technologies, awards two scholarships annually of $5,000 each to U.S. engineering students pursuing careers in industrial automation-related disciplines, and a $1,000 grant to the respective engineering departments in which the winning students are enrolled. The scholarships are merit based, and are awarded to candidates who demonstrate potential for leadership and making significant contributions to the engineering, instrumentation, systems, and automation professions.