Howard Jamie v02

Who are you?

  • PES Scholar - 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Major in Electrical Engineering, Power Systems
  • Graduated  June 2015
  • Drexel University
Other areas of interest:
  • Travel, Music, Marathons, Spanish, Portuguese, Clean Energy, Public Health

Why did you choose to study engineering and the power engineering field?

Advancing current technology in power engineering is a way for me to use my natural skills in math and science and apply them to solving current and upcoming energy challenges. In addition to my personal drive in the area of power engineering, I am very curious and love problem solving. I am excited to devise real solutions that will maximize the world's resources in the most progressive way.

What do you love about the power engineering field? What excites you about being involved in the PE field?

Living with intermittent electricity and running water during a six-month engineering internship in Mozambique, I felt first-hand the ramifications of not having a reliable power supply. This experience has further driven me to study power systems at the university level, and has kept me inspired to work in the power industry. The power and energy industry is facing huge changes in the upcoming years, and with these changes comes vast opportunity. I am eager to take advantage of these opportunities and contribute to intelligent solutions that are both sustainable and ethical.

How has being selected as a PES Scholar impacted you?

The PES scholarship has helped support me in my goals to become an active participant in the energy industry. I've been able to leverage resources at the university level and also acquire relevant work experience. Upon graduation, I'm excited to continue learning and working in the quickly changing world of energy.

January 2015