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PES-YP 2017 IEEE MGA YP Achievement Awards Announced

We are proud to announce that two of our PES-YP Ex-com members have been awarded with IEEE MGA (Global) Young Professionals Achievement Awards. Congratulations to Simay Akar and Thiago Alencar.

Simay’s award was “For outstanding contributions to the IEEE WIE, YP, and Humanitarian Technology activities, and Thiago’s was “For outstanding contributions to membership development of IEEE-PES Student Branch Chapters and YP activities in Brazil Council and Region 9.” Congratulations and we are proud to have you on our team. They both join excom member Hussain Mahdi who won the award in 2016 for “supporting the technical and professional development of IEEE members.”

The PES-YP Committee is also happy to Announce the first ever PES-YP Panel at the IEEE-T&D conference. Past-Chair Aaron St. Leger will be chairing and speaking at the event along with Brandon Dupois of Omicron and Janson Ferrera of Burns and McDonnell.

PES-YP Committee are already gearing up for conferences and events in 2018. We are hosting panel sessions at both the PES T&D Conference in Denver, CO, USA in April of 2018, and at the PES General Meeting in Portland, OR, OSA in August of 2018. If you are interested in being a presenter at either conference please contact the PES-YP chair John Hofman for details at

For more information about PES-YP activities

If you would like to share information about a past or upcoming PES-YP event in your chapter, please feel free to share it with us using our IEEE PES-YP Event Reporting site. We will take your event and share it on our PES-YP Facebook page, Twitter Page (@IEEEPESYP), and our new LinkedIn Group For PES Young Professionals.

We are always looking for volunteers within each region, especially the larger regions, If you can please consider becoming a PES-YP regional Rep, or a volunteer to help the reps host events.