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IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative Update

April 2017

The 2017 Application period has opened – please encourage undergraduate students to apply if they meet the eligibility requirements.


Krista MiguelPES Scholar Profile – Krista Miguel

California State University Fresno – BSEE May 2017

Krista will graduate from California State University Fresno in May – she loves that the power engineering field is so diverse. There is so much to learn with so many opportunities for jobs. She can’t imagine ever getting bored with the power engineering industry and she is excited to graduate soon and start that career journey. View her complete profile.


PES Supporter ProfileBurns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is a Silver Level financial supporter of the IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative.  They have chosen to invest in the support of scholarships for undergraduate electrical engineering students who focus on power and energy curriculum.  Burns and McDonnell’s partnership has provided them with early access to scholars which has resulted in the hiring of over 20 PES Scholars for full-time positions.


PES Scholarship Plus Regional Review Committees

The IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Regional Committees play a critical role in the initiative. The primary responsibility is to review the PES Scholar applications but we would also welcome assistance in helping the PES Scholars obtain career experiences and the identification of companies/organizations that would be willing to provide support to the PES Scholarship Plus Initiative. Please contact Dan Toland if you are interested in serving on a committee in 2017.

We would like to thank the following people for their service on the Regional Committees in 2016.

  • Mehmet Adanur – Southern Company
  • Wendy Al-Mukadad – California Public Utilities
  • Don Angell – Doble Engineering Company
  • Udaya Annakkage – University of Manitoba
  • David Apps – BC Hydro
  • Pam Bagley – Great River Energy
  • Steven Blaine – CH2M
  • Ralph Borquin – Retired
  • Keith Brown – Ontario Power Generation
  • Willam Cassel – Retired
  • Matthew Cato – Schweitzer Engineering Labs
  • Mythili Chaganti – CenterPoint Energy
  • Yousu Chen – Pacific Northwest National Lab
  • Steve Collier – Milsoft Utility Solutions
  • Joseph Matt Cole – Sargent & Lundy
  • Donna Colosino – Crescent Power Systems
  • Matt Colosino – Crescent Power Systems
  • Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez – Oregon State University
  • Swagata Das – Schweitzer Eng. Laboratories
  • Bridget Davis – American Electric Power
  • Rosa Delacruz – DNV-GL
  • Fred Dennert – BC Hydro
  • Christian Divis – Sargent & Lundy
  • Tim Draughton  – Border States Electric
  • Jim Edwards – East River Electric Power Cooperative, Inc
  • Max Emrick – Puget Sound Energy
  • Babak Enayati – National Grid
  • Jesse Erickson – Ulteig
  • David Farmer  – UC Synergetic
  • Jeffrey Fleeman – American Electric Power
  • Alexander J Flueck – Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Mike Garland – Mountain View Electric Association
  • Bryan Gwyn – Quanta Technology
  • Harry Hackman – Tangibl LLC
  • Ariana Hargrave – Schweitzer Eng. Laboratories
  • Jeanne Harshbarger – Snohomish County PUD
  • Cody Hastings – Westar
  • Steven Hietpas -South Dakota State University
  • Jason Hoskins – Ulteig
  • Andy Howley – Howley, Co
  • Benjamin Jeyasurya –  Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Ming Jin – Alstom Grid
  • Rick Johnson  – Otter Tail Power Company
  • Travis Johnson – Power Engineers
  • Hardev Juj – Retired
  • John Kennedy
  • Barbara Kenny    NSF
  • Bill Kersting  – New Mexico State University
  • Sam Kraemer  – Burns & McDonnell
  • Carl Lam – Northern Canada Section Jt. Chapter
  • Frank Lambert – Georgia Tech
  • Eric Laverty – Midwest ISO
  • Naim Logic – Salt River Project
  • Robert Lutz – Oklahoma Gas and Electric
  • John Martinsen – Snohomish County PUD
  • John McDonald – General Electric
  • Borka Milosevic –  General Electric
  • Laxmi Mrig – EUCI
  • Paul Mydra – EPRI
  • Alex Nassif – ATCO Electric
  • Jeff Nied – Border States Electric
  • Jim Niemira – S&C Electric
  • Diran Obadina – ERCOT
  • Theresa Odun-Ayo – Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • John Orr – Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Thomas Ortmeyer – Clarkson University
  • Nitin Patel – Com Ed
  • Jackie Peer – Schweitzer Eng. Laboratories
  • Rick Pieper – Myr Group
  • Manisa Pipattanasomporn – Virginia Tech
  • Paulette Powell – 3P
  • John Provanzana – Retired
  • Joseph Quackenbush – Georgia Transmission Corporation
  • Scott Rausch – South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
  • Quentin Rogers – Power River Energy
  • Amanda Sahlstrom – Southern Company
  • Kevin Schneider  – Pacific Northwest National Lab
  • Pooja Shah – Georgia Power Company
  • Wei Shao  – SMUD
  • Justin Signora – Delmarva
  • Susan Soergel –  Eversource
  • Wes Spencer  – Power Engineers
  • Alex Stankovic – Tufts University
  • Morgan Steacy – GE Digital Energy
  • Bob Stephens – Alstom
  • Jim Susky – Anchorage Municipal Light and Power
  • Brianna Swenson – Alliant Energy
  • James Temple – ISO New England
  • Kevin Tomsovic – University of Tennessee
  • Karla Trost – G&W Electric
  • Jim Vespalec – American Transmission Company
  • Meng Wang – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Chad Wilbanks – Southern Company
  • Michael Wright – Power Gride Engineering, LLC
  • Mark Zar – Sargent & Lundy

PES Scholar Photos

Kelly Higinbotham and Ethan Freund with Professor Peng Zhang from the University of Connecticut.

Kelly Higinbotham and Ethan Freund with Professor Peng Zhang from the University of Connecticut.

Olivia Hadlaw with Past IEEE President & NJIT Dean Moshe Kam.

Olivia Hadlaw with Past IEEE President & NJIT Dean Moshe Kam.

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