RESTON, Va. – The Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG) Board of Directors has announced this year’s Steven Gilbert Memorial Scholarship recipients. Gilbert was a long-time participant in UVIG who served on the UVIG Board of Directors and was Chair of UVIG’s O&M User Group. He passed away suddenly in 2016 and as a way to honor him, the UVIG Board named its scholarship program after him.
The scholarship program serves as an extension of one of the organization’s primary goals – to further the education of students enrolled in accredited college or vocational schools in programs related to power engineering, wind or solar energy, or the maintenance of wind turbines or solar power plants.
To qualify for the scholarship, students must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited engineering school and be pursuing a career in power engineering with a focus or major in wind or solar generation, or be enrolled in an accredited wind or solar power plant technician program.
“The UVIG board determines the recipients each year based on grade point average, the quality of their references, as well as a short essay explaining why the student is pursuing a career related to wind and solar generation,” said Mark Ahlstrom, UVIG Board President. “This year’s application pool was very strong, which is encouraging and exciting for the future of our industry.”
With great honor, the UVIG Board of Directors recognizes the following students and congratulates them on their scholarship award:
Noah Mitchell-Ward, University of Michigan
Jose Guerrero, New Mexico State University
Jonathan Shinpaugh, Texas Tech University
Paul Glessner, University of Michigan
Trystin Morale, Texas Tech University
For more information on UVIG or the scholarship program, please visit www.esig.energy.
The Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG), previously known as the Utility Wind Integration Group (UWIG), was established in 1989 to provide a forum for the critical analysis of wind for utility applications. UVIG expanded its focus to include solar power and became known as the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group in 2011. Today, UVIG is the leading source of global expertise for wind and solar power system integration and operation.
UVIG is a not-for-profit organization that engages in engineering and educational activities to advance the theory and practice of integrating renewable energy into electric systems. UVIG provides unique access to credible information and applied research to facilitate renewable energy decisions. The group’s mission is to chart the future of wind and solar integration and operation. UVIG does this by accelerating the development and application of good engineering and operational practices supporting the appropriate integration and reliable operation of variable generation on the electric power system.