Vang PESscholar web

Who are you?

PES Scholar - 2013 (Schweitzer Meritorious Scholar) 2014

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Graduated Spring 2015
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Power Engineering

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

I developed an interest in power by competing for a high school co-op with Consumers Energy in the 10th grade. My work experience every summer continued to excite me as I learn how the complex and vast power systems work. Later, I discovered this is what I want to do for a living!

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

I love the good mixture of field and design work. Being able to see the physical components and connect them to symbols to design a better and more efficient system, keeps me excited. I am amazed by all the conveniences we have by utilizing electric power, and want to play a role in expanding and improving our systems as demand increases.

How has being selected as a PES Scholar impacted you?

The PES Scholarship has open doors for me to further pursue my career in power engineering and learn more about the ever-changing power industry. Thank you, words cannot express my gratitude.

January 2015