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Student Mentorship Program at APEC 2023

PSMA is excited to invite you as a potential Mentor in our Inaugural Student Mentorship Program for APEC 2023.  Mentors provide valuable professional guidance, support and wisdom to emerging power electronics engineers in STEM career tracks.  

The inaugural cohort of APEC student participants are recipients of APEC’s Student Attendance Support Program.  Each student is from a different educational institution with an associated technical paper. Your participation in the PSMA’s mentorship program puts you on the ground floor of this exciting endeavor, and gives you access to the industry’s rising stars.

Please contact with your mentoring interest and we will seek to match you with the ideal candidate for you.  Thank you for your dedication to advancing our industry!

APEC 2023 Sponsors Continue Student Attendance Support Program

Support of up to $1,000 offered to graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in power electronics programs to assist in attendance at APEC 2023

The joint sponsors of the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) have announced the continuation of the popular Student Attendance Support Program of up to $1,000 to cover a portion of the expenses for eligible students to attend APEC 2023. Interested students must apply by October 26, 2022.

In its 18th year, this popular program, initiated by the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA), is now jointly underwritten by PSMA and the other co-sponsors of the APEC conference: the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) and the IEEE Industry Applications society (IAS).

The recipients will be chosen by the APEC 2023 Student Attendance Support Committee. Application forms are available at APEC Attendance Support Application. The application criteria are:

  • The applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a power electronics program at an accredited institution.
  • Only students who have not received attendance support in the past will be considered.
  • The recipients must be an author or co-author of a paper that was accepted for presentation at APEC 2023.
  • The recipient must attend APEC 2023 and submit expense receipts to the Committee for reimbursement.
    • If APEC includes virtual attendance, registration will be the only reimbursable expense if a recipient attends virtually.
  • Applications must be made and received by the Committee by October 26, 2022.
  • The recipients will be notified by the Committee by November 22, 2022.

As part of the application process, students must provide information about their educational institution, degree program, the name of their faculty advisor and a brief description of their career interest and reasons for planning to attend APEC. The application also requires the title and ID number of their accepted APEC paper, as well as the name(s) of the co-author(s).


APEC Student Attendance Support Application Criteria for Selection
  • All Attendance Support reimbursements are at the discretion of the Committee. This intends to mean that any decision made by the Committee is final and cannot be appealed or debated.
  • Attendance Support granted to students from the same institution will be limited. 
  • Only student Authors and Co-Authors of accepted papers are eligible for the Attendance Support.
  • Attendance support recipients will be chosen so that students from as many countries as possible receive the support.
  • Support can be reduced to $500 for students in the US.
  • Preference will be given to students who are the first author on a paper.
  • Preference will be given to students with more than one paper accepted.
  • The order the application is received may be considered.
  • Students who have received this award in the past are not eligible for the Attendance Support.
  • Recipient must attend and present at APEC