PES Webinar Power Engineering Education Survey Results June 2015

IEEE Power & Energy Society Membership Webinar Series

State of Power Engineering Education in the U.S. and Canada:
Overview of the 2013-2014 University Survey Results

2 June 2015  3:00 pm eastern

Presented by Dennis Ray, Power Systems Engineering Research Center

 For over 40 years, the Power & Energy Education Committee of the IEEE PES has periodically conducted a survey of universities in the U.S. and Canada. The objectives of a revised on-line survey for the 2013-2014 academic year were to gather information about curriculum and faculty from electrical engineering, four year institutions (1) to promote power engineering careers and education opportunities, (2) to facilitate advancement in power engineering education, and (3) to assess the state of power engineering education and research from a national perspective. The results show that student interest in power and energy engineering has almost doubled since the 2005-2006 survey and that faculty numbers have grown to produce a healthier percentage of young professors. Future challenges are how to best prepare for the coming wave of retirements of experienced faculty, and to understand and respond to the issues associated with high dependency on government support for power engineering research.

University faculty and students; industry engineers, management, and human relations professionals; and government personnel interested in energy workforce development will benefit from this webinar.

The Presenter:


Dr. Dennis Ray is the Deputy Director of the multi-university Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) with Arizona State University as its lead university. Dennis was a member of the Power Engineer and Educational Resources Working Group of volunteers formed by the Power & Energy Education Committee (PEEC) to design, conduct, and analyze the survey. Professor Sukumar Brahma from New Mexico State University chaired the working group. Professor Henry Louie from Seattle University was also a member of the group with assistance provided by other PEEC members. Dennis compiled the survey results for this presentation. More information about and results from the survey can be found at