ISA awarded more than $62,000, which was distributed among students in two- and four-year colleges and universities, and graduate students. Contributions to the ISA Educational Foundation come from the following sources: Norman E. Huston Endowment, the Paros-Digiquartz Fund, the Bob and Mary Ives Endowment, the Wilbanks scholarship, the ISA Chemical and Petroleum Industries Division Endowment, the ISA Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Division Endowment, the ISA Executive Board Scholarship, ISA Life Members Committee Scholarship, ISA Section and District Scholarships, and the General Education Fund.

The 2010 recipients are:

In two-year programs:

Cody Simpson                
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Thaen Watkins
Western Wyoming Community College; Rock Springs, Wyoming, USA

Michael Columbo                    
Massosoit Community College; Massosoit, Massachusettes, USA

Joshua Alfaro                
Vanier College; Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada

Betsy Dorsett
Lee College; Baytown, Texas, USA

Benjamin Martin
Central Texas College; Killeen, Texas, USA

Benjamin Pohlman
Front Range Community College; Westminister, Colorado, USA

In four-year programs:

Ronald Rodriguez          
Southern Polytechnic State University; Marietta, Georgia, USA

Robert Sherbert            
Drexel University; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Ane Muvadgah                      
University of Central Oklahoma; Edmond,Oklahoma, USA

Sneha Shishodia                    
Institute of Technology; Nirma University; Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Rishita Sarabhai            
Institute of Technology; Nirma University; Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Foram Dhebar
Sardar Vallabhbai Patel University; Basad, Gujarat, India

Nicole Legenski                    
Penn State University; Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

Jonathan Martin                              
Messiah College; Grantham, Pennsylvania, USA

Brian Kosoris
Southern Polytechnic State University; Marietta, Georgia, USA

Michael Lopresti
University of Missouri; Colombia, Missouri, USA

Terrance Eakin
Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio, USA

Jadeja Kamal
University of Texas at Dallas; Richardson, Texas, USA

In graduate programs:

Alexey Tirtchny              
St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation; St. Petersburg, Russia

Evgeny Bakin                
St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation; St. Petersburg, Russia

Konstantin Gurnov          
St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation; St. Petersburg, Russia

Georgy Kuyumchev
St. Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation; St. Petersburg, Russia

Carlos Andrade-Cabrerra          
Instituto Tecnologico Estudios Superiores de Monterrey; Monterrey, Mexico

Ikechukwu Okanu
Idaho State University; Pocatello, Idaho, USA

Mahdi Sharifzadeh
Imperial College; London, England

For more information about ISA’s Educational Foundation Scholarships program, call Dianna Noyes at (919) 990-9234 or visit

About ISA

Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation ( is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of the Automation Federation (

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