Emerson today announced the recipients of The Helix Innovation Scholarships at the University of Dayton. The students were recognized at an event at The Helix Innovation Center on the University of Dayton campus on December 2.

Five University of Dayton students from the schools of engineering, business administration and arts and sciences were each awarded $10,000 from Emerson. The scholarships were presented to students in engineering, business and the arts who are interested in innovation and creative problem-solving.

The Helix Innovation 2016 Scholarships were awarded to the following University of Dayton students:

  • Frances Corujo, a mechanical engineering major from Toa Alta, Puerto Rico
  • Kieran Holland, a computer engineering major from Maple Heights, Ohio
  • Nicholas Schlueter, an accounting and finance major from Montgomery, Ohio
  • Kenneth Selby, a mechanical engineering major from New Lebanon, Ohio
  • Jesse Thompson, a visual arts major from Franklin, Tennessee

Emerson will assign each scholarship recipient a mentor at The Helix to further their interest in innovation.

“The collaboration with the University of Dayton is an important part of our mission at The Helix. We want these students to become part of our collaboration community. So it was very important that we include students from majors outside our traditional engineering path,” said Rajan Rajendran, vice president of system innovation and sustainability for Emerson’s Commercial & Residential Solutions platform.