6-9 May 2024
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Collegiate and Young Professionals

Offering an exciting and comprehensive schedule of student and young professional sessions and activities, the Collegiate Program is designed to help new talent launch successful careers in the power and energy industry.

FEATURED SESSION: student lunch WITH Dr. A. P. Meliopolis

Join us on Wednesday, April 27 for a presentation on Transportation Electrification: Impacts and Opportunities by Dr. A. P. Meliopolis of Georgia Tech, part of the complete collegiate program below.

Schedule at a glance

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Graduate and undergraduate students registered for the conference are invited to a complimentary breakfast with a fun icebreaker exercise that will help them get to know each other before the day starts.

The present panel aims to expound on the professional and leadership gains with PES volunteering activity. The session will follow a round table structure with world-named PES leaders, who will be sharing the gains that students and young professionals can have by getting engaged with PES volunteering. The panelists will share their trajectories and points of view about how the volunteering engagement helped them achieve their current career success. The panel is mostly dedicated to students who aim to lighten their careers by engaging with the IEEE and PES. By this session, the attendees will learn how to derive benefits from IEEE and PES memberships to step up their opportunities in professional life and achieve career success. There will be space for questions and interaction with the panelists.

Join us for a unique opportunity to hear Bahman Hoveida describe his journey as an entrepreneur in the power engineering industry. Bahman is the President of Accurant International an energy and clean-tech investment and management consulting organization as wells the President of the Hoveida Family Foundation a philanthropic organization committed to furtherment of sciences. Bahman was the founder and CEO of Open Systems International (OSI), a very successful utility automation and control software company which was acquired by Emerson Electric in 2020. Under his stewardship, OSI grew from a startup company of less than 10 employees to an international organization of nearly 1000 employees disrupting the utility automation field. Under his watch, OSI remained a profitable company year after year with impressive revenue growth. Bahman is also a leading expert in Smart Grid technologies and served as the technical visionary at OSI to help innovate and build an impressive product portfolio including a leading Advanced Distribution Management (ADMS) and Distributed Energy Resource Management (DERMS) platform. Since retiring from OSI, Bahman is involved in managing a family office which invests in high growth energy and clean-tech companies. He uses his 40+ years of technical and business experience in leading growing organizations, to advise the portfolio companies in an Advisory or Board role in technical, organizational, and sales and business development matters. Bahman has previously worked for divisions of GE and Siemens involved in Utility Energy Management systems as well as serving as a management consultant to Utilities worldwide. Bahman holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Electric Power from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He has been inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 2022.

Grab a bite, walk the aisles, and experience exhibitors from around the world during the Conference Luncheon in the exhibit hall.

Come meet with industry professionals who will offer insights and guidance on the art of interviewing.Student attendees should bring their resumes and their questions about the process … start to finish! What do companies look for in a resume? What do companies look for in an interview? What are the do’s and don’ts? This session will include open discussion as a group, individual counseling, and mock interviews.

Crowne Plaza New Orleans French Quarter | Registered Students Only
Take a break from the conference to enjoy a fun night with other students. Learn about the IEEE PES, eat some delicious food, and enjoy a gaming competition and the Engineering Olympics! Special prizes will be awarded to the winners!!

Graduate and undergraduate students registered for the conference are invited to a complimentary breakfast with a fun icebreaker exercise that will help them get to know each other before the day starts.

Young professionals from various companies will guide an exclusive student tour of the exposition floor before it opens Wednesday morning. With over 800 exhibitors, this will be a unique experience for students interested in the power industry.

Ever have an idea that you think could revolutionize the power industry? Or maybe just make you some money? Come join Ian Barras and hear entrepreneurs and other industry professionals talk about the process of taking your ideas and evolving them into something that can transform you and your industry!

Come join us for lunch and hear a presentation on cutting-edge electrical power technology.

Presentation: ‘Transportation Electrification: Impacts and Opportunities’ – led by Dr. Sakis Meliopoulos of Georgia Tech

After the presentation and lunch, stick around for an opportunity to interact and network with industry professionals from manufacturing, design, and many other key electrical engineering contacts.

This session will utilize innovative technology to give students an in-depth tour of a high voltage substation … without leaving the convention center! Expert guides will lead students around to learn the parts and pieces that make up a real-world substation. See theory in action!

Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and the wide variety of posters competing in the Student Poster Contest with a chance to talk to the students conducting the research.

Graduate and undergraduate students registered for the conference are invited to a complimentary breakfast with a fun icebreaker exercise that will help them get to know each other before the day starts.

Supported by the IEEE T&D conference and exhibition in addition to GNOStem, local high school student teams will be presenting innovative projects they have created relative to the power industry.  The topic for our high school teams will be Power in Discovery and they will focus on various aspects of wind power including Windmill Design, Siting and Offshore Wind Farm, and Wind Blade Design.  Students will present their projects to the judges for the opportunity to win prizes for themselves and their classrooms!

Graduate and undergraduate students registered for the conference are invited to attend the closing reception.


Wednesday, April 27: 5:00PM – 7:00PM

The Poster Session and Reception provides a relaxed environment for registered conference attendees to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages while viewing hundreds of accepted papers in poster format.

This year will include a combined reception showcasing posters from T&D, T&D Student Program, and ISGT.

View the 2022 Student Poster List.