Kaylee Graham - University of North Carolina - Charlotte
I am attending the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. My major is Electrical Engineering with Power and Energy Systems Concentration. I am looking forward to graduating in May 2018.
I ultimately chose to study engineering because of the many opportunities afforded to students that earn the degree. I was highly influenced by my father as he has worked in the energy industry for more than 25 years, so I followed in his footsteps to pursue an Electrical Engineering degree with a concentration in Power and Energy Systems.
The Power and Energy industry is an ever growing and evolving field with many opportunities for advancement and reformation. I am so passionate about the opportunity to impact the up and coming microgrid industry. In my Junior year I have been working with a professor at UNCC studying and creating a real time simulator of a local microgrid.
How has been selected as a PES Scholar impacted you?
Being a PES Scholar has afforded me the opportunity to focus on being involved with various student organizations and other technical organizations rather than having to focus my time into working part-time through the school year. Being a PES Scholar has also garnered me more recognition within the College of Engineering, specifically the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. This has allowed me to form more relationships with professors in the department. Lastly, being a PES Scholar has connected me with other fellow PES Scholars creating a great opportunity for networking with others.