Martinson John

Who are you?

PES Scholar - 2013, 2014, 2015

I graduated from Washington State University with an emphasis in Power in the Fall of 2015.

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

Initially my interest in a career in the power industry came through my father. However through researching the power industry I became aware of how important a reliable electric power system is to modern society. I also gained insight into the many new challenges facing the power industry and the opportunities they present for a motivated and technically trained individual.

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

What I love the most about the power engineering field is learning about different aspects of the power system. This year in school I have been taking courses in Power System analysis and protection and I have found the subjects to be very interesting and engaging.

How has been selected as a PES Scholar impacted you?

Being a PES scholar has provided me many opportunities in internships and has helped my financially during my time at school. I am very grateful to have been selected as a PES scholar for 3 years in a row and appreciate all the organization has done for me.

January 2016