EE student wins IEEE Power & Energy Scholarship

Kyle_D_IEEE_PESElectrical engineering senior Kyle Dunn has been selected to receive a scholarship as part of the IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative™. This is the second year Dunn has been awarded this scholarship. Assistant Professor Jaedo Park is the university’s faculty representative for this scholarship.

The PES Scholarship Plus lnitiative™ recognizes undergraduate students who have declared a major in electrical and computer engineering, are high achievers with strong GPAs with distinctive extracurricular commitments and are committed to exploring the power and energy field. Each scholarship recipient receives $2,000.

ME students participate in many industrial activities through the Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Society of Manufacturing EngineersThese activities included:

  • A seminar on modern welding technologies offered by our SME student chapter S324 in collaboration with Atlas Pacific Engineering. Ross Cohlmia from UCD and John Warren from Atlas Pacific presented the seminar to an audience of local industry members (Tivoli, 02/10/2012).
  • Rafael Sanchez, associate professor in mechanical engineering, and student Shannon K. Peterson at UCD, presented a seminar and workshop on 3D Printing and reverse engineering to an audience of SME industry members and ME students (10/19/12).
  • A S324 student team participated at the SME Manufacturing Challenge Contest sponsored by SME at WESTEC 2012 at Los Angeles Convention Center (03/27-03/29/12). SME provided $1000 trip expenses.
  • Upon recommendation of the S324 faculty advisor and the SME local chapter, SME provided two scholarships for our S324 students. Carl Simonsen and Alexander Tomaszewicz were each awarded the 2012 Helton Scholarship.
  • The SME Denver local chapter and the S324 UCD chapter organized and visited several plant tours, including blood transfusion equipment manufacturer Terumo BCT (03/2012), Orthopedic Medical manufacturer SYNTHES (04/2012), Norgren, USA (05/2012), Stranahan’s Colorado Distillery (09/12) ABC Die Cutting and Embossing (12/14/ 2012).

Scholarship opportunities available from the American Council of Engineering Companies

acecThe American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado (ACEC) has several scholarship opportunities available through the ACEC organization. These opportunities are independent of the scholarships available to engineering students on the CU Denver campus through the Scholarship Office and require independent applications.  For more information on these scholarships, please visit

ACEC is an organization committed to the fields of engineering and wants to provide dedicated engineering students every opportunity to fulfill their educational goals. Scholarship money is currently available to full-time students from ABET accredited undergraduate engineering programs who are preparing to enter junior, senior, or 5th-year senior status in the fall 2013 semester. Full application information, instructions and deadlines are available at

Don’t wait to apply. The deadline for application submission is Wednesday, January 30, 2013 (postmark) and delivery by Friday, February 1, 2013.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Paul Rakowski or visit