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IEEE PES National Scholarships Awarded to Electrical Engineering and PEIK Students

December 02, 2021

This year recipients at UK are Hope Anderson and Steven Poore, who are mentored by Ph.D. students Evan Jones and Donovin Lewis, and advised by Professor Dan M. Ionel.

Two EE and PEIK undergraduate students, Hope Anderson and Steven Poore, have been each competitively awarded a 2021/2022 national IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Plus Initiative Scholarship. Hope (second from the left in photo) and Steven (second from right in photo) are both L. Stanley Pigman Scholars and recipients of the E.On for PEIK Scholarship. They are studying towards their BS in electrical engineering and pursuing the PEIK certificate. Their research on electric power engineering topics is supported this year through a NASA REU and an NSF REU, respectively. 

These IEEE awards continue the success enjoyed in recent years by UK and PEIK students. Also included in the photo are Evan Jones (right in photo) and Donovin Lewis (left in photo), both Ph.D. EE students and mentors to Hope and Steven. Evan and Donovin have previously received the IEEE PES national scholarship as undergraduate students at the University of Kentucky (UK), where they have continued for graduate studies. Evan is currently a Department of Education (DoEd) GAANN Fellow and Donovin is an Otis A. Singletary Fellow and a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow. All four students conduct research in the SPARK Lab within PEIK and are advised by Dr. Dan M. Ionel, IEEE Fellow, ECE Professor and L. Stanley Pigman Chair in Power. 

The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) is headquartered in New York City and is the world's largest association of technical professionals with more than 400,000 members. The Power and Energy Society (PES) is the oldest and one of the largest societies within the IEEE with approximately 40,000 members. At UK, there is an active student chapter of IEEE PES, which is jointly organized with the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS).