Connecting Engineers & Scientists
with Public Policy Since 1980
Each year, outstanding
engineering students are selected to spend nine weeks in
Washington, D.C., learning about the public policy process, including how government officials make decisions on complex technological
issues and how engineers can contribute to legislative and regulatory public policy
decisions. The WISE Program is ranked as one of the best
Internship opportunities in the U.S. by the Princeton Review.
Application Deadline for the 2016 program - 31 December 2015
Welcome to the 2015 WISE Interns and Faculty-Member-in-Residence (FMR), Dr. Kenneth Lutz!
Welcome back to Dr. Kenneth J. Lutz who is returning as to the WISE program as the 2015 FMR. Dr. Lutz has decades of experience in energy,
telecommunications, and public policy. He developed and is teaching
a smart grid course at the University of Delaware. In 2009, Dr.
Lutz was an IEEE-USA Congressional Fellow for United States Senator Ron
Wyden where he was responsible for the STORAGE Bill to promote energy
storage. He was also instrumental in writing federal legislation for
renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Upon leaving his fellowship, Dr. Lutz founded AMR Strategies,
LLC, to help utilities modernize their grids with smart grid
technologies, renewable energy sources, energy storage, and other
technological improvements. Prior to his fellowship, he held
positions at Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bell Communications
Research) and Bell Labs.
Dr. Lutz has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering
from Johns Hopkins University.
Meet the 2015 WISE Interns
Cara Michelle DeCoste, IEEE, University of NC – Charlotte
Jami Summey-Rice, AICHE, University of Houston
Kathleen Wu, AICHE, Yale University
Paige Balcom, ASME, University of New Hampshire
Suzanna Hinkle, ANS, University of Pittsburgh
Jill Schoborg, AICHE, Iowa State University
Garrett Dowd, ASME, University of Akron
Derek Burling, ASTM, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Brian Andersen, ANS, Idaho State University
Devin Cornell, IEEE, Missouri University of S&T
Noah Rauschkolb, ASHRAE, Columbia University
David MacPherson, ASME, Georgia Institute of Technology
Nikhil Garg, IEEE, University of Texas - Austin
Vernard Wilson, SAE, Wayne State University
The 2014 WISE Interns
The 2014 WISE Students
(l. to r.) Sravya Khasnavees, Rebecca Ciez, Sam White, Logen Johnson, David Catt,
Preston Stinson, Erin Alderink, Ben Prewitt, Adam Bailey, Harrison Schroeder, James Gwinn,
Dr. Ken Lutz
WISE Alumni Now Linked In
Thanks to 2000 WISE Alumni Jon Horek, who established a community to help WISE program alumni stay in touch.
Video on IEEEtv
IEEEtv prepared a five minute video, featuring the
2008 participants of the WISE program. The video offers a program
overview and feedback from Interns on the WISE experience.
Calling All WISE Alumni!
We need your input to help WISE develop proposals for new sponsors and
funding sources. Tell us how the WISE experience affected your career,
what you learned from WISE and how you have used that knowledge and
experience in your work, in your professional activities, and in your
personal life. Use the Alumni update report
form or send your email directly to
Testimonials are especially
welcome and will be posted at the WISE website to help attract and
inspire future WISE applicants.
Alumni Hail from 147 Colleges and Universities
The more than 400 alumni of the WISE program come from a wide variety of
colleges and universities -- from
national engineering universities like M.I.T. and Stanford to smaller
schools such as Cedarville College, Calvin College and the Tuskegee Institute. The wide
distribution of students reflects the diversity of the program, one of
the things that makes WISE a unique experience.
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