January 21, 2014

Electrical Engineering Student Earns Distinguished Scholarship

From left: Dean Frederick Driscoll, Professor Ali Khabari, Benjamin Franco, and Professor Timothy Johnson

Benjamin Franco, a second-year Electrical Engineering student, recently received a $2,000 scholarship as part of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Power and Energy Society Scholarship Plus Initiative. The scholarship recognizes undergraduate students who have declared a major in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and are high achievers with strong GPAs, have committed themselves to distinctive extracurricular activities, and are dedicated to exploring the power and energy field. 

Franco was selected from applicants from 117 U.S. and Canadian universities for the 2013-14 academic year.  He was recognized by Dean Frederick Driscoll, College of Engineering and Technology; Professor Timothy Johnson, IEEE faculty advisor; and Professor Ali Khabari, Chair of Electrical Engineering and Technology.

“Joining a professional organization such as IEEE has offered me many wonderful opportunities,” said Franco. “It was an honor to win this prestigious award as I hope to work in the energy industry." 

The IEEE Power and Energy Society provides the world’s largest forum for sharing the latest in technological developments in the electric power industry, for developing standards that guide the development and construction of equipment and systems, and for educating members of the industry and the general public. 

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