Zach Lasiuk - Boston University

Who am I?ZachforArticle

PES Scholar - 2015 & 2016

I'm an Electrical Engineer at Boston University, set to graduate May 2017. My academic and work experience are focused in consumer electronics, from design through mass-production. Jazz saxophone and piano are my passions, and am the big band saxophone section leader at Boston U.

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

I was assembling a ceiling fan with my dad during my senior year of high school, and knew nothing about how the fan worked, mechanically or electrically. My desire to know more about the energy grid and the world around me in general spurred me to pursue electrical engineering. The more I learn about power distribution and generation fans the flames of my passion for the field.  

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

Everything that makes the modern world tick requires power. The power grid is the backbone enabling every appliance, consumer product, laptop, TV, etc. to work. Consumer products are getting smaller and more efficient every day, and managing the power supply is a huge engineering feat. I am excited to work in power engineering because it drives forward human accomplishments and enables amazing ideas to come to life.

How has been selected as a PES Scholar impacted you?

Receiving recognition for hard work is always welcome because it validates the time and effort exerted to learn. I have and continue to put a great deal of energy into becoming an engineer capable of positively impacting society. I thank the PES for their help both tangibly (financially) and intangibly (recognition) in my commitment to growing as a scholar.

January 2017