Troung Julia WPI

Who are you?

PES Scholar - 2013, 2014, 2015

I am graduating with an Electrical & Computer Engineering Degree in May 2016 from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. My area of academic emphasis is Power Engineering, but field experiences with National Grid has also brought my interest towards Protection Engineering. Aside from school, I enjoy playing in WPI's orchestra!

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

I chose to study engineering because I'm constantly being challenged. Every day, I'm faced with a new challenge and it's fun to try to work them out. I love that the power engineering field directly affects people's everyday lives for the better. Society is so dependent on power, for example, to set an alarm, to make coffee, to get to work, to see at night, and etc. I love contributing to something where I can see a direct affect of my work!

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

The Power Engineering field is a field that is constantly innovating with new technology, specifically renewable energy. I love that I'm constantly learning. It never gets boring!

How has being selected as a PES Scholar impacted you?

Being selected as a PES Scholar has brought to light for me all of the innovation and research being done in the field. It inspires me and makes me proud to be a power engineer. Being a PES Scholar has also provided me with resources, such as job listings and webinars, that have helped me along my career!

January 2016