You are here

Three ECE undergrads win IEEE Power & Energy Society scholarships

Scholarship recipients (from left) Mary Scherer, Eric Bauer and Matthew WolfeThree Ohio State University electrical and computer engineering (ECE) students were picked by the IEEE Power and Energy Society to receive scholarships this year.

ECE students Eric Bauer, Mary Scherer and Matthew Wolfe were selected as part of the society’s Scholarship Plus Initiative honoring the "best and brightest” annual undergraduate electrical and computer engineering scholars.

According to the society, they were chosen for their strong GPAs and extracurricular commitments to Ohio State, as well as their future career goals within the power and energy industry.

ECE professor Jin Wang made the announcement of their wins during the recent Center for High Performance Power Electronics (CHPPE) consortium held at The Blackwell on Nov. 16.

A total of $7,000 in scholarship funding was presented to Ohio State, based on all three student winners at Ohio State. Wolfe received $3,000, as a third-year recipient of the scholarship, while Scherer and Bauer were individually presented $2,000.

According to IEEE Scholarship Plus program director Dan Toland, a total of 210 PES recipients were selected across the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada this year, representing 105 universities.

“Recipients of PES engineering scholarships are high achieving undergraduate students in electrical engineering who have committed to exploring the power and energy fields through both coursework and career experiences," he said. "These students will graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary to begin making an impact across the power and energy industry."