Zachariah Lakel - University of Colorado - Boulder
I am attending the University of Colorado – Boulder with an expected graduation date of May 2017. I am electrical engineering major with an emphasis in electric power with control systems being another area of interest.
In my previous career, I assisted with the sale of electric power stations and utilities. In the course of this work, I came into contact with power engineering and found it very interesting. Consequently, when it became advisable for me to change careers, electrical engineering and power engineering in particular was a natural choice to study.
I enjoy the challenge of ensuring that customers have access to the electric energy they need, regardless of the amount, with extraordinary reliability. I find exciting the opportunities provided by new technologies entering the power engineering field, such as the possibility of a fully SCADA-connected distribution grid.
How has been selected as a PES Scholar impacted you?
- 1) Less student loans, thereby allowing me more freedom to find a career that is professionally rewarding.
- 2) More opportunities for professional development and to connect with professionals in the power engineering field.
- 3) Greater notice by potential employers, making the aforementioned professionally rewarding career more likely.