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Three Researchers Vie For ELECTRI Early Career Awards
As of June 19, 2018

Published on: 
May 26, 2015

When the ELECTRI Council meets in Chicago this July, its members will hear presentations from three young researchers, each hoping to be selected for an ELECTRI International Early Career Award.  ELECTRI will make an unrestricted grant of up to $9,000 to the home university of each winner.

The competition offers younger faculty members the opportunity to become engaged with ELECTRI and learn more about the electrical construction industry from its members. Winners will be required to produce a white paper for distribution to the electrical construction industry.

ELECTRI’s Program Review Committee has selected three finalists for 2015. Each researcher will make a 15 minute proposal presentation to the Council. This will be followed by a Council discussion and vote to select a maximum of two projects to fund. The 2015 finalists are:

Yongwei Shan, Oklahoma State University
Examining Opportunities for Mobile Information Technologies in Electrical Construction

Ben Bigelow, Texas A&M University
Exploring Where the Electrical Construction Workforce Comes From and Their Career Awareness

Anthony Perrenoud, University of Oklahoma
Electrical Contractors’ Perception and Practices with Risk Management

For additional information about ELECTRI’s Early Career Awards, visit or contact Deborah Halpern, Director of Operations and University Relations at .