About the IEEE PELS Mentorship Program:
Established April in 2017 the IEEE Power Electronics Society initiated the PELS Mentorship Program. This program was started as a member benefit to help them prosper and further their career goals. The program is designed to benefit all levels of individuals at any stage in their career.
2020 APEC Mentorship Event Chair
Soma Essakiappan, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
PELS Mentorship Program Chair
Robert Balog, Texas A & M
Stan Atcitty, Sandia National Laboratories
Christina DiMarino, Virginia Tech
Katherine Kim, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
Harish Krishnamoorthy, University of Houston
Alan Mantooth, University of Arkansas
Grant Pitel, MagnaPower
Ira Pitel, MagnaPower
Kevin Parmenter, Taiwan Semiconductor
Ehab Shoubaki, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Zheyu Zhang, Clemson University
Event: PELS Mentorship Roundtable at APEC 2020
Date and Time: Monday, 16 March 8:00pm-9:45pm
Location: Room Great Hall D
Register to meet the leaders in power-electronics through a face-to-face mentoring event. Our distinguished mentors have started businesses, climbed the ranks of IEEE and become high-performers at corporations and universities.
PELS members will get a rare opportunity to ask questions and get professional advice directly from mentors who have a career’s worth of knowledge to share.
Space is limited to 5 people per table which provides a casual, personal, and quiet atmosphere for conversation. Appetizers, desserts, and beverages will be served.
The cost is $10.00 per person. Your confirmation from this registration will be your ticket to the event.
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