Nils Stannik, undergraduate electrical engineering student, has been named a future power and energy leader by the IEEE Power & Energy Society, which recently awarded him a Power and Energy Society (PES) Scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year.
Just last year he received a scholarship from the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group to pursue his studies in electric power engineering. [read more]
Nils’ focus is renewable energy, and he’d like to help in the transition away from reliance on fossil fuels. This will take significant efforts on the policy side of renewable energy, and it is this focus that most interests him.
“Since coming to Michigan,” stated Nils, “I’ve made an effort to concentrate on all aspects of renewable energy, both in- and outside of engineering. I’ve taken a few classes within the EECS Power & Energy concentration, but have also focused on issues of energy and environmental policy through other departments. Looking forward, I hope to pursue work in the energy and environmental policy field.”
Nils is a member of BLUElab Woven Wind, a student design team that’s working to bring sustainable energy technologies to the developing world.
He also studies German, and is a member of the Telluride Association, “a nonprofit organization that creates and fosters educational communities that teach leadership and service through democratic participation.” See if you can spot Nils among his fellow residents at U-M’s Telluride House.
When not involved in any of these various activities, he said, “I enjoy playing soccer, reading, and working with dogs (I volunteer at the local animal shelter).”
About the PES Scholarship
The PES Scholarship is sponsored by the IEEE Power & Energy Society, “supports the most promising future engineers in power and energy.” Scholarship recipients are undergraduate students studying electrical or computer engineering. They are high achievers with distinctive extracurricular commitments who are committed to exploring the power and energy field.