Clemson’s IEEE PES Scholars include (left to right): Joseph Lavalliere, Jennifer Little,  and Ross Beppler.  Not pictured:  Turner Cotterman and Thomas Ryan.

Clemson’s IEEE PES Scholars include (left to right): Joseph Lavalliere, Jennifer Little, and Ross Beppler. Not pictured: Turner Cotterman and Thomas Ryan.

Five Clemson undergraduates have won IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarships, which not only provide financial assistance, but career experience as well. Qualified U.S. students receive scholarship funds for up to 3 years as well as opportunities for internships and co-ops within the power and energy industry. Clemson’s IEEE PES Scholarship winners include:

  •       Ross Beppler- Johns Creek, GA
  •       Turner Cotterman- Greenville, SC
  •       Joseph Lavalliere- Londonderry, NH
  •       Jennifer Little-Aiken, SC
  •       Thomas Ryan- Alpharetta, GA

Over the next 5 years, half of the engineers in the power and energy industry will retire or leave the workforce.  As that happens, industry demand for creative, visionary and hands-on problem solvers will continue to increase to meet the escalating need for electricity and to overcome new concerns about the environment and inadequate infrastructure. Advancement of innovative technologies like electric vehicles, wind and solar generation and the Smart Grid require skilled workers to meet these demands and inspire solutions to tomorrow’s challenges.  Çlemson’s IEEE PES Scholarship awardees will meet those challenges.