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Idaho State University electrical engineering student Chris Larson awarded IEEE scholarship

Posted November 17, 2011

Idaho Sate University electrical engineering student Chris Larson has received a 2011 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Power and Energy Society (IEEE PES) Scholarship.

From left, Gene Stuffle, Chris's Advisor; Chris Larsson; Hossein Mousavinezhad, electrical engineering chair; andSubbaram Naidu, director for the School of Engineering. Larson was one of 93 students nationwide who was selected for this scholarship and career experience program out of a pool of more than 700 applicants from 107 universities.

IEEE (www.ieee.org) bills itself as “The world’s largest professional association for the advancement of technology.”

This scholarship and career experience program was created in 2010 by the IEEE Power & Energy Society Governing Board in partnership with the IEEE Foundation to help address the Power and Energy Industry workforce challenge for electrical engineers.

The 93 scholars that were selected this year are from 52 U.S. universities. Checks were sent at the end of October for $184,000 in awards, with commitments for these scholars totaling $388,000 over three years of eligibility.

THE IEEE is now concentrating on efforts to assist each of these PES scholars so that a meaningful internship opportunity is available. Internship and career experience opportunities are being pledged by potential employers and posted on the website where PES scholars will be specially recognized.

For more information about the IEEE PES scholarship visit www.ee-scholarship.org/; for information about ISU Electrical Engineering Department seminars and other activities please contact EE Department Chair Dr. S. Hossein Mousavinezhad, mousseye@isu.edu.

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