STEM Scholarship Winner Vanessa Costa

Ultimation Announces 2020 STEM Scholarship Winner

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (December 31, 2020) – Vanessa Costa of Fall River, MA is the winner of Ultimation’s 2020 STEM Scholarship. She recently received a $1,500 stipend from Ultimation towards her STEM studies in 2021. Vanessa is a student at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth working towards a Biology Major. Ultimation offers an annual scholarship to encourage students to study STEM programs at colleges across the US.

STEM Scholarship Winner Vanessa Costa


“Vanessa’s submission was one of a huge number that we received” says  Jackie Canny, Ultimation’s CEO. “The scholarship is a merit-based award, and we asked each applicant to propose ideas that demonstrate innovative ideas for the use of motorized roller conveyors with 24V DC motors. Vanessa proposed an energy efficient system utilizing gravity conveyor rollers and motorized rollers.

At the end of the downhill sections she proposed MDR braking systems that would recapture the energy and provide the power to adjacent motorized rollers. Our judging panel was impressed by her understanding of these innovative material handling concepts.”


Ultimation will be announcing the theme and details of the 2021 STEM Scholarship soon.