Eight electrical engineering seniors and recent graduates received $5,000 Grainger Power Engineering Awards from the electrical engineering department at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The awards are presented as a reward for academic excellence.
The Power Engineering Awards are funded by a $1.3 million endowment from The Grainger Foundation of Chicago. Missouri S&T is recognized by Grainger for its ability to attract top students and educate quality engineers and is one of only six universities in the nation chosen to receive such funding.
Each spring, the Grainger Power Engineering Award is presented to up to 12 electrical engineering graduate and undergraduate students who plan to pursue careers in power engineering. Selection of recipients is based on academic performance, exhibited interest in power engineering and extra-curricular activities.
To be eligible for this year’s award, students must have graduated with degrees in electrical engineering in August or December of 2010 or May 2011 and have emphasized their course work in power engineering. All of the recipients had significant power engineering experience, either through company internships, research projects or design projects.
2011 recipients of the Power Engineering Awards are (pictured left to right below):
Stephen Gates of Kirksville, Mo., a 2011 electrical engineering graduate
Kenneth Campbell of Edgar Springs, MO, a 2011 electrical engineering graduate
Stephen Vetter II of Kansas City, Mo., a 2010 electrical engineering graduate
Jie Ang Zhao of St. Louis, a 2011 electrical engineering graduate
Jared Gregory of Harrisburg, Ill., a 2011 electrical engineering graduate
Jordan Henry of St. Peters, Mo., a 2010 electrical engineering master’s graduate
Mesay Belayne of Maryland Heights, Mo., a 2011 electrical engineering graduate
Kam Kit Yiu of St. Louis, a 2010 electrical engineering graduate