Students

Today's students are tomorrow's leaders. Students enjoy special IEEE and PES membership discounts. Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible.

To join PES as a student member you must first be an IEEE student member. IEEE student membership yearly dues are US$32 in the US; from US$33.60 to US$36.80 in Canada; US$27 in everywhere else. After you become an IEEE member, your first year of PES membership is free. After your first year, PES membership dues are only US$18.00 per year.

Want to form a PES Student Branch Chapter?  It's easier than you think:

Creation of a PES Student Branch Chapter requires:

  • An IEEE Student Branch is required to establish a PES Student Branch Chapter.
  • Signatures of at least six (6) IEEE Student Branch members, who are members of PES.
  • A Faculty Advisor, who is also a member of IEEE and PES.
  • The name and address of the Student Branch Chapter organizer (who will serve as interim Chair pending election of a regular Chair at a later organization meeting).
  • Completed and approved petition.

A Step by Step Guide to Creating an IEEE PES Student Branch Chapter.

More information on petitions can be found here.

PES Support of Student Activities 

  • Scholarship Opportunities
    • IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative - available for undergraduate students in the USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, Italy & India - annual deadline - 30 June
    • IEEE PES Erich Gunther Future Power Innovator  - A scholarship for a full time student attending a U.S. university or college that offers courses in power engineering.  Individuals must be in their final two years of receiving their Bachelor's degree or working towards achieving their Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Annual deadline - 30 June
    • IEEE PES G. Ray Ekenstam Memorial Scholarship - recognizes an undergraduate student who is an honorably discharged US Veteran seeking an electrical engineering degree in the field of power or a related discipline. Application process conducted in conjunction with IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative -  Annual deadline - 30 June
  • Support at IEEE PES Conferences

PES Student Congress

The PES Student Congress is an opportunity for student leaders from various student branch chapters to get together to discuss best practices, share experiences, listen to and participate in technical talks, and to interact with senior PES leaders and volunteers. IEEE PES Student Congress is a word-wide event whose mission is to exchange knowledge among students and professionals with a focus on technological diffusion, enhancing the learning of extra skills in specific areasof practice. This year the congress will be host in São Bernardo do Campo (Brazil) by IEEE PES South Brazil Chapter, UFABC PES Student Chapter and IEEE YP South Brazil Section on August 24-27.   Check out the Facebook page for the latest information.