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Three students awarded 2010-2011 educational scholarships

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The Fieldbus Foundation has chosen three students to receive 2010-2011 James O. Gray-Fieldbus Foundation Scholarship Fund awards. The program honors the memory of James (Jim) O. Gray, a long-time leader in the Fieldbus Foundation who passed away in 2002. The Fund establishes a perpetual $250,000 endowment fund providing scholarships to students around the world seeking a career in the industrial automation profession.

Receiving the 2010-2011 scholarship recipients are:

●Darren Windle, SAIT Polytechnic, Calgary控制工程网版权所有, Alberta, Canada: Windle is currently enrolled in the Instrumentation Engineering Technology program at SAIT Polytechnic. Born and raised in Red Deer, Alberta, he works for the City of Red Deer's parks and recreation department in the summer operating and maintaining a variety of heavy equipment. He has also worked as an emergency medical responder for an industrial paramedic company. Windle has been a member of the International Society of Automation (ISA) since enrolling at SAIT in 2009.

●Hideaki Yamashitawww.cechina.cn, Waseda University控制工程网版权所有, Tokyo, Japan: Yamashita is a first-year master course student at Waseda University控制工程网版权所有, focusing on process diagnosis with FOUNDATION fieldbus. His studies have concentrated on diagnosis of corrosion within Coriolis mass flowmeters and on changes in pipe thickness. Results of his studies were presented at the Dynamics and Design Conference 2010 at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. His past activities have included participation in the Waseda Ecorun Club, a competition team that builds automobiles for maximum fuel eFFiciency. He received an award as a mechanic at the Suzuka Convention and he holds a second grade class in ShodouCONTROL ENGINEERING China版权所有, the Japanese art of calligraphy.

●William Odom, Fieldbus Center at Lee College, Baytown, Texas, USA: Odom brings experience as an instrumentation installer to his studies at the Fieldbus Center at Lee College. He holds a Certificate of Completion in Instrumentation Technology, is nearing completion of an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Instrumentation Technology, and is progressing toward a second AAS degree in Electrical Technology. Odom also has volunteered his time and technical skills to the construction of the analytical instrumentation skills training lab at Lee College, part of ATOPwww.cechina.cn, the Analyzer Technician Opportunities Project funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Fieldbus Foundation President and CEO Rich Timoney congratulated the 2010-2011 scholarship recipients. “The James O. Gray-Fieldbus Foundation Scholarship Fund is pleased to award these scholarships to three very deserving instrumentation students,” said Timoney. “The foundation and scholarship recipients appreciate the donations from automation technology supporters around the world, whose efforts will help maintain a strong and vibrant control industry.”

Jim Gray, in whose memory the scholarship fund was established, worked for Invensys/Foxboro for 25 years as sales and marketing manager. In addition to being very active within the Fieldbus Foundation from its inception, he held the positions of secretary of the Board of Directors, member of the Executive Committee, and member of the U.S. Marketing Committee.

Fieldbus Foundation members and those interested in the progress of the automation industry are encouraged to participate in the James O. Gray-Fieldbus Foundation Scholarship Fund. For information on the various levels of support and more details on the scholarship program, call Talon Petty at the Fieldbus Foundation at 1-512-794-8890, ext. 21, or visit the Fieldbus Foundation website

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