PITTSBURGH (Nov. 12, 2019) — The Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power and Energy Society (PES) selected Nathan
Carnovale, a senior studying electrical engineering at the University of
Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering, for the John
W. Estey Outstanding Scholar Award. Carnovale is one of six Pitt students
selected for the IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Award this year.
The John W. Estey Outstanding Scholar Award is given to the
top PES Scholar in each of the six IEEE U.S. regions. Region 2, Carnovale’s
region, covers Delaware, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, northern Virginia,
southern New Jersey, West Virginia, and Washington, DC. It serves more than
25,000 of IEEE’s estimated 400,000 members. Carnovale was first awarded the
IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Award in the 2017-2018
academic year and again
“In his four years at Pitt, Nate’s proven to be an
outstanding student and role model,” says Robert Kerestes, assistant professor
of electrical and computer engineering at Pitt. “We’re proud of this honor and
look forward to the amazing things he will achieve beyond the University.”
Eli Brock (’22), Sabrina Nguyen (’20), Anthony Popovski
(’21), Elizabeth Rager (’20) and Nolan Scanlon (’19) were also among the 135
high-achieving undergraduate students in electrical engineering from the U.S.,
Canada and Puerto Rico to be recognized as 2019-2020 PES Scholars.
With six awardees, Pitt has the second highest number of
recipients out of the 78 universities represented. PES Scholars receive a
financial award, one year of IEEE PES student membership, and mentorship from
leading professionals in the power and energy industry.
The John W. Estey Outstanding Scholar Award is selected by
industry and academic representatives in their region based on academic
preparation, extra-curricular activities and leadership, interest in power and
energy engineering, technical quality and overall assessment of career
potential in power and energy engineering. The award includes $5,000 for school
expenses, 12 months of IEEE and IEEE PES Student Membership, and up to $1,000
in travel honorarium to attend the IEEE PES General Meeting.
The award was named for John W. Estey, one of the three
Chief Executive Officers in S&C Electric Company’s 100-year history.
About Nathan (Nate)
Nate Carnovale is scheduled to graduate from the University
of Pittsburgh in December 2019 with a bachelor of science in electrical
engineering and a concentration in electric power, and plans to pursue an M.S.
degree in electric power engineering at Pitt starting in spring 2020. During
his undergraduate career, he interned with Eaton for two summers, working at
Eaton’s Power Systems Experience Center and in Eaton’s Power Systems Automation
services group in Warrendale, PA. There he gained experience in power systems
metering and monitoring, as well as experience installing, wiring, and
programming Eaton demos at the Experience Center. He will be working in Eaton’s
Power Systems Controls group this summer working with microgrids. For four
semesters at Pitt, Carnovale has been a teaching assistant for the Art of
Making, an introductory engineering course to hands-on systems design. He is
currently working to develop an adapted physical education learning tool for
students with physical and mental challenges at the Western Pennsylvania School
for Blind Children in Pittsburgh, a project he started during his time as a
student in the Art of Making course.
Maggie Pavlick, 11/12/2019
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