Rose Abramson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Region 1 (Northeastern USA)
Allan Bartlett, University of Kentucky – Region 3 (Southeastern USA)
Alan is expected to graduate in May 2016 with a bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is also pursuing the Undergraduate Certification Program at the Power & Energy Institute of Kentucky (PEIK). He has obtained professional experience working at Louisville Gas & Electric/Kentucky Utilities, where he assisted with scope planning, sequencing and design of a new 345kV switchyard. In 2013, he was initiated as an IEEE Eta Kappa Nu member.
Andrew Bonnell, Memorial University – Region 7 (Canada)
Andrew is expected to graduate in May 2016 with a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. He has had internships at ExxonMobil and Husky Energy, where he worked alongside electrical and instrumentation engineers who were ultimately responsible for the integrity of their installation's power management systems. Andrew is excited to start a career in the field of power engineering so that he can work towards innovating new and more sustainable ways to harness our essential need for power.
Thomas Navidi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Region 4 (Mid-Western USA)Thomas is expected to graduate in May 2016 with a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Physics. He has interned at Bechtel at the Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant, where he was responsible for grounding and lightning protection systems to ensure they are adequate to protect the whole plant. His ultimate goal is to obtain a PhD in electrical engineering and to use his knowledge to benefit all of society.
Phillippe Phanivong, University of Washington – Region 6 (Western USA)
Phillippe is expected to graduate in December 2015 with a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Applied Mathematics. He has concentrated his studies on Large Scale Power Systems. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and has interned at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He is interested in power systems research and sustainable energy integration. His long term professional goal is to conduct research in power systems and help find sustainable solutions to complex issues in the field.