Photo Release -- Brooks Automation Announces Scholarship Program Recipients

Chelmsford, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES

CHELMSFORD, Mass., Aug. 16, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brooks Automation, Inc. (Nasdaq:BRKS) held their Fourth Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner on July 28th to honor students selected to receive awards as part of the Brooks Automation Annual Scholarship Program.

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The Program is open to children of Brooks Automation's domestic employees enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited college or university. Recipients for 2010 were selected based on their strong academic performance, and a written essay. International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS), a third party administrator, reviews all applications and selects the recipients of the scholarships.

At the award ceremony hosted by Brooks, Robert J. Lepofsky, Chief Executive Officer of Brooks, noted, "It has been our pleasure to be involved in a program that supports the objectives of our employees to ensure the best educational opportunities for their children. The achievements of our selected recipients have brought them here today, and we wish each student the best as they continue to pursue their goals. Brooks is committed to assisting with this effort and is pleased to invest in the future of these motivated young people."

The fifteen Brooks Automation Annual Scholarship Program recipients for the 2010/2011 academic year are: Charles Alamed, Fitchburg State College majoring in Electrical Engineering; Brett Dumas, Worcester Polytechnic Institute majoring in Biology; Timothy Dyson, Northeastern University majoring in Electrical Engineering; Michael Harrington, Northeastern University majoring in Computer Engineering; Hillary Keefe, Ithaca Collage majoring in Television Radio Communications; Lindsay Korn, University of Massachusetts Lowell majoring in Nursing; Jacquelyn Holmes, Bates College majoring in History; Emily Martin, University of Maryland Baltimore County majoring in Social Work and Services; Alexander Meijer, Bucknell University majoring in Computer Engineering; Jacob Murphy, Emory University majoring in History; Mohamed Ali Najia, Georgia Institute of Technology majoring in Biomedical Engineering; Jessica Raffaelo, University of Massachusetts Lowell majoring in Criminal Justice; Lindsey Rogers, Brigham Young University majoring in Education; Robert Snyder, University of Chicago majoring in Biological Specializations; Kenneth Underwood, Texas A&M University majoring in Physics.

About Brooks Automation, Inc.

Brooks is a leading worldwide provider of automation, vacuum and instrumentation solutions to the global semiconductor and related industries. Our products and services are meeting the needs of customers across a broad spectrum of applications and industries and the global semiconductor manufacturing sector is our largest served market. When demanding productivity and availability objectives are essential factors for success, customers throughout the world turn to Brooks Automation, Inc. For more information go to or email

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Brooks Automation Announces Scholarship Program Recipients

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