Photo Release -- Brooks Automation Announces Scholarship Program Recipients

Chelmsford, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES

CHELMSFORD, Mass., July 14, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brooks Automation, Inc. (Nasdaq:BRKS) held their Fifth Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner on June 29th 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 2011 were selected based on their strong academic performance, community and extracurricular activities 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.

"The character, personality and academic achievement of the award recipients was exemplary and they and their parents should be very proud," said Steve Schwartz, President and CEO of Brooks Automation. "Brooks would like to offer our sincerest congratulations to this year's recipients and wish them continued success in their academic endeavors. We are committed to supporting our employees and their children through this program."

The sixteen Brooks Automation Annual Scholarship Program recipients for the 2011/2012 academic year are: Jessica DiFazio, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute majoring in Materials Engineering; Jeffrey Taylor, Boston University majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Michael Harrington, Northeastern University majoring in Computer Engineering; Charles Alamed, University of Massachusetts Lowell majoring in Electrical Engineering; Lauren Elliott, Philadelphia University majoring in Industrial Design; Melissa Ray, University of Miami majoring in Nursing; Jacob Murphy, Emory University majoring in History; Jacquelyn Holmes, Bates College majoring in Woman and Gender Studies; Sarah Barrett, Quinnipiac University majoring in Biology. Recipients Not Present: Kyle Blodgett, Western Washington University majoring in Linguistics; Paul Buonpane, Saint Michaels College majoring in Physics; Hillary Keefe, Ithaca College majoring in Television and Radio Communications; Chhaya Lim, University of Massachusetts Lowell majoring in Nuclear Engineering; Emily Martin, University of Maryland Baltimore County majoring in Social Work and Services; Mohamed Ali Najia, Georgia Institute of Technology majoring in Biomedical Engineering; 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. The company's advanced offerings in hardware and services are critical to customers where equipment productivity and availability are essential for successful manufacturing. Brooks' products and global services are used in virtually every fab in the world as well as in a number of diverse industries outside semiconductor manufacturing. For more information see or email

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