Sponsored by Power & Energy Education Committee and Power Engineering Education Committee
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This panel aims at providing an overview of K-12 outreach and other educational initiatives within the power industry. Outreach activities and educational programs are targeted at K-12 students, engineering students, guidance counselors, school teachers, university professors, parents, and power engineering industry to increase the awareness and image of the power engineering profession. This is necessary to provide a solution for the workforce problem with an aging workforce and with ongoing modernization of the electric power system. Goal of this panel is to provide exposure to existing outreach initiatives within power industry and provide ideas towards achieving this important goal of power engineering workforce development. Some of the objectives of the panel are:
1. Providing details of specific example of ongoing outreach activities at the Center for Energy Workforce Development, Gulf Power, Schweitzer Engineering Lab and National Grid.
2. Providing details of IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative
3. Providing ideas and opportunities to help with power engineering outreach and workforce development.
West Virginia University
Washington State University