Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students form the core of both the next generation of scientists for academia and industry, and the future technology leaders needed by U.S. industry to bring new technologies and products to market. Whether an undergraduate chooses an academic career and pursues graduate education, or an industrial career that can run the gamut from design, to manufacturing, to technical sales or to management, having an engineering degree that is ground in the fundamentals of engineering and the business of engineering is critical to success.

At PowerAmerica, undergraduates have the opportunity to work alongside faculty on cutting-edge applied research in WBG technologies and WBG-enabled product prototyping as part of the PowerAmerica URS (Undergraduate Research Scholars) Program. In addition, there are internship and full-time employment opportunities with PowerAmerica’s industry members (see the “Employment” tab above).

PowerAmerica Undergraduate Student Created WBG Education Video

Undergraduate Research Scholars

Julien Chomette

NC State University

Eric Giewont

Virginia Tech

Armian Hanelli

Virginia Tech

John Noon

Virginia Tech

Christopher Salvo

Virginia Tech

Timothy Sonnenberg

NC State University

In addition to a rigorous training undergraduates receive at their respective PowerAmerica affiliate universities, EWD offers state-of-the-art technical webinars and webinars/programs for helping improve their team member skill set that will distinguish themselves as they apply for opportunities in academia or industry.

Learn more about research at PowerAmerica and its affiliate universities before you commit to graduate school. 

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URS (Undergraduate Research Scholars) Program

SMTA Student Chapter (Recently formed) and the IPC CID Course

Formula SAE Electric Car Challenge Club

PowerAmerica’s industry members offer internships and full-time employment opportunities – click on the “Employment” tab above for more information.

URS Program provides undergraduates the opportunity to work alongside faculty on cutting-edge applied research in WBG technologies and WBG-enabled product prototyping. In addition, students in their senior year who are working on their capstone senior design also qualify as URS.

SMTA (Surface Mount Technology Association) Student Chapter has recently been formed. In addition, PowerAmerica, in collaboration with the IPC association, offers their CID certification course for interested students.

Formula SAE Electric Car Challenge Club (Student club still in formation)