It was a day that started off badly when I lost my lab coat, but that definitely got better when I opened my email.” That’s because when Joshua Alfaro, a second-year Vanier College Industrial Electronics student, opened his email he learned that he had been awarded a 2010 ISA (International Society of Automation) Education Foundation Scholarship. The $2000 award comes from the ISA Endowment Funds: Food and Pharmaceutical Division, ISA Life Members Committee, Bob & Ives, ISA Executive Board, and Norman E. Huston.
Aiming to make a contribution
ISA’s mission is to become the standard for automation globally by certifying industry professionals; providing education and training; publishing books and articles; hosting conferences and exhibitions; and developing standards for industry. Joshua, a member of the Vanier College student division of ISA, received the award because he shows outstanding potential for contributions to the field of automation in the future.