2019 IEEE PES Erich Gunther Future Power Innovator Scholarship Recipient

2019 IEEE PES Erich Gunther Future Power Innovator Scholarship Recipient

Edvina Uzunovic, PES Vice President - Education Activities is proud to announce the selection of Linh Le from the University of Houston as the 2nd recipient of the IEEE PES Erich Gunther Future Power Innovator Scholarship.

Established in the memory of Erich Gunther, this scholarship recognizes a student in a power engineering discipline who is dedicating their education to the power engineering sector and pushing the bounds of current thought to make the power and energy industry better. This award recognizes the future of the power and energy industry through the people who will propel a vision beyond the one we can now see for ourselves and will help strive to drive the lifeblood of our current world, electricity, to a new, and even more brilliant, future.

Linh expects to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering in May 2020.  Growing power demands and energy-related environmental and economic concerns have caused more and more challenges to energy efficiency and sustainable power initiatives. These issues have attracted her to the power industry and the decision to be an electrical engineering major with the concentration of power and renewable energy.  Like Erich, Linh has demonstrated her desire to serve humanity through engineering.

She will receive the following in recognition of her selection as the Erich Gunther Future Power Innovator:

  • US $2,500 scholarship payable to the recipient’s school to assist with school expenses
  • A travel stipend of up to $750 to attend the presentation ceremony
  • Recognition plaque

A formal recognition ceremony will be scheduled but it is hoped that it will be held during the IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT 2020) conference in February 2020, in Washington, DC.


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