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02-13-2014

Clarkson University Student Receives Power Engineering Scholarship

Clarkson University Senior Daniel Galy has received a $2,000 Power and Energy Society Scholarship from the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Left to right: Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor Thomas Ortmeyer, Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor Paul McGrath, Galy, and Electrical & Computer Engineering Assistant Professor Lei Wu.Galy, an electrical engineering major from Champlain, N.Y., was one of 226 across the U.S. and Canada who received an award from the IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative. The scholarship recognizes Dan’s academic achievements and demonstrated interest in a career in the electric power and energy field.

The goal of the Scholarship Plus Initiative is to encourage undergraduate students to pursue careers in power and energy engineering. The program facilitates internships in the industry and mentoring, as well as special recognition as a PES Scholar.

Galy has been working with Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Paul McGrath in Clarkson’s High Voltage Laboratory. In the lab, he has been performing research on electric arc characteristics for both AC and DC sources. He has also been involved in testing super-hydrophobic materials used for electrical insulators. Upon completion of his bachelor’s degree studies, Galy plans to enter Clarkson’s graduate program, where he will continue his research in the high voltage lab.

“I had been working hard in school and was very happy to see it paying off,” Galy said. “I would have never had the chance to get the scholarship if it wasn't for Clarkson. Since I have been here I was able to do things that I would never have believed I'd be able to do. I am very grateful to Clarkson for everything.”

For information on the IEEE PES, visit http://www.ieee-pes.org.

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Photo caption: Clarkson University Senior Daniel Galy has received a $2,000 Power and Energy Society Scholarship from the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Left to right: Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor Thomas Ortmeyer, Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor Paul McGrath, Galy, and Electrical & Computer Engineering Assistant Professor Lei Wu.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/dgaly-ieee.jpg.]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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