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Two Pitt EE Students Receive IEEE PES Scholarships

Two students at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering have received IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Scholarships, including the Estey Top Scholar Award, IEEE’s highest honor for students. 

Electrical engineering undergraduates Benjamin Carnovale, who received a scholarship last year, and Abigail Miller have been selected for their strong GPAs and distinctive extracurricular commitments. 

“These two students should be incredibly proud of this remarkable achievement,” Robert Kerestes, associate professor of ECE and director of the electrical engineering undergraduate program, said. “This award proves their dedication to their studies while also their future contributions to the outside world.” 

The duo are among 85 recipients across 58 universities throughout the United States and Canada. The students will receive a financial award, one year of IEEE PES student membership, and have the opportunity to be mentored by leading professionals in the power and energy industry.

In addition to the scholarships, Carnovale received the John W. Estey Top Scholar Award for the Mid-Atlantic region. 

This annual award recognizes the top PES Scholar in each of the six IEEE regions located in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Canada. This marks Pitt’s fifth John W. Estey Scholar in the past six years. Carnovale’s brothers, Jack and Nate, were winners in 2019 and 2022. 

Students from the Swanson School have consistently received  IEEE PES scholarships since 2014.