Rittal Presents the 2022 ‘Women in Tech’ EFC Scholarships to Ashlin Malik, University of Saskatchewan and Laura Yang, McMaster University

PB-62-Rittal-WomenInTech-400.jpg

November 3, 2022

Rittal’s annual ‘Women in Tech’ Scholarships are important as they recognize that women have a vital contribution to make in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Rittal Systems Ltd. is pleased to have pioneered this scholarship in 2019, and continues to award the Electro-Federation Canada ‘Women in Tech’ Scholarship annually, to deserving women to help them to pursue their dreams in the Electrical Industry.

André Bousette, President, Rittal Limited, “Rittal is pleased to present our 2022 ’Women in Tech’ scholarships to these bright young ladies – Ashlin Malik of the University of Saskatchewan and Laura Yang of McMaster University, who are both excelling in their engineering studies, as well as playing important roles as ambassadors for women in the engineering field. We are glad that Rittal can contribute to the bright futures of these worthy winners, and we encourage them to keep following their dreams and advocating for women in the electrical and manufacturing industry.” Presenting the 2022 winners of the Rittal Women in Tech Scholarships:

Ashlin Malik, University of Saskatchewan

Ashlin Malik is currently studying Electrical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan. Ashlin has a great track record in the electrical/engineering field so far, as proven from her education, employment, activities, certifications, and we are sure that she will be a great asset to this field with her enthusiasm and dedication. Ashlin says, “I have had experience working with many kinds of engineers, and I have come to enjoy the math and logic behind many electrical processes. I am interested in the power stream of electrical engineering because I get to be involved in building systems design. I have found power design to be the most challenging yet rewarding aspect of the overall design process. I would like to thank Rittal and EFC for this scholarship that will help me follow my dreams in becoming a professional electrical engineer like my dad.”

Watch Ashlin’s full video here.

Laura Yang, McMaster University

Laura Yang is a student athlete studying Mechatronics Engineering and Management, as well as playing varsity water polo at McMaster University. Her future goals include being an aerospace engineer and working on space-related projects.   Laura says, “I am very grateful to have been awarded this scholarship from Rittal and the EFC. With a passion for software and robotics, I am excited to implement the skills I’ve learned into my future career. I enjoy spending my free time as a mentor and ambassador for the McMaster Faculty of Engineering, Women in Engineering, and the McMaster exchange program. I believe it’s important for future generations to see diversity in any field, especially engineering. While talking with younger students, I’ve been able to share what it’s like being a woman in engineering, a varsity athlete, and give tips for success in academics and searching for successful careers”.

For more information, visit HERE.

Related Articles


Changing Scene


Sponsored Content
The Easy Way to the Industrial IoT

The way to the Industrial IoT does not have to be complicated. Whether access to valuable data is required or new, data-driven services are to be generated, Weidmuller enables its customers to go from data to value the easy way. Weidmuller’s comprehensive and cutting-edge IIoT portfolio applies to greenfield and brownfield applications. Weidmuller offers components and solutions from data acquisition, data pre-processing, data communication and data analysis.

Visit Weidmuller’s Industrial IoT Portfolio.


ADVANCED Motion Controls Takes Servo Drives to New Heights (and Depths) with FlexPro Extended Environment Product Line

Advanced Motion Controls is proud to announce the addition of six new CANopen servo drives with Extended Environment capabilities to their FlexPro line. These new drives join AMC’s existing EtherCAT Extended Environment FlexPro drives, making the FlexPro line the go-to solution for motion control applications in harsh environments.

Many motion control applications take place in conditions that are less than ideal, such as extreme temperatures, high and low pressures, shocks and vibrations, and contamination. Electronics, including servo drives, can malfunction or sustain permanent damage in these conditions.

Read More


Service Wire Co. Announces New Titles for Key Executives

Bruce Kesler and Mark Gatewood have been given new titles and responsibilities for Service Wire Co.

Bruce Kesler has assumed the role of Senior Director – Business Development. Bruce will be responsible for Service Wire’s largest strategic accounts and our growing Strategic Accounts Team.

Mark Gatewood has been promoted to the role of Vice President – Sales & Marketing. In this role, Gatewood will lead the efforts of Service Wire Company’s entire sales and marketing organization in all market verticals.

Read More


Tri-Mach Announces the Purchase of an Additional 45,000 sq ft. Facility

Tri-Mach Elmira Facility

Recently, Tri-Mach Inc. was thrilled to announce the addition of a new 45,000 sq ft. facility. Located at 285 Union St., Elmira, ON, this facility expands Tri-Mach’s capabilities, allowing them to better serve the growing needs of their customers.

Positioning for growth, this additional facility will allow Tri-Mach to continue taking on large-scale projects, enhance product performance testing, and provide equipment storage for their customers. The building will also be the new home to their Skilled Trades Centre of Excellence.

Read More


JMP Parent Company, CONVERGIX Acquires AGR Automation, Expanding Global Reach

Convergix Automation Solutions has completed the acquisition of AGR Automation (“AGR”), a UK-based provider of custom, high-performance automation design and systems integration primarily to the life sciences industry.

Following Convergix’s acquisitions of JMP Solutions in August 2021 and Classic Design in February 2022, AGR marks the third investment in Crestview’s strategy to build Convergix into a diversified automation solutions provider targeting the global $500+ billion market, with a particular focus on the $70 billion global systems integration and connectivity segments. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Read More


Latest Articles

  • M12 Cables: Enhancing Connectivity Across Industries

    M12 Cables: Enhancing Connectivity Across Industries

    Delivery, reliability, and selection; are three criteria that best describe Proax’s commitment to offering optimal options for in-stock connectivity. In partnership with Phoenix Contact, customers can expect a large range of solutions designed for the safe transmission of signals and power. M12 cables are a type of circular connectors commonly used in industrial automation, ethernet networking, fieldbus… Read More…

  • Record-Breaking Automate 2024 Event Highlights Industry’s Rapid Growth and Innovation

    Record-Breaking Automate 2024 Event Highlights Industry’s Rapid Growth and Innovation

    The largest robotics and automation trade show in North America, Automate, achieved unprecedented success last week with record-breaking attendance and exhibitor participation. 42,895 registrants from around the globe convened at Chicago’s McCormick Place from May 6-9, 2024, to explore the latest advancements in robotics, artificial intelligence and automation technologies. Read More…