Education: Will McCord

Eleven electrical engineering seniors and recent graduates each received a $5,000 Grainger Power Engineering Award from the electrical engineering department at Missouri University of Science and Technology this spring. The awards are presented as a reward for academic excellence.

This year's recipients include Will McCord of Kingman, a 2013 electrical engineering graduate.

The Power Engineering Awards are funded by a $1.3 million endowment from The Grainger Foundation of Chicago. Missouri S&T is recognized by Grainger for its ability to attract top students and educate quality engineers and is one of only six universities in the nation chosen to receive such funding.

Each spring, the Grainger Power Engineering Award is typically presented to up to 13 electrical engineering graduates and undergraduate students who plan to pursue careers in power engineering.

Recipients are selected based on academic performance, exhibited interest in power engineering and extra-curricular activities.

To be eligible for this year's award, students must have graduated with degrees in electrical engineering in August or December of 2012 or May 2013 and have emphasized power engineering in their coursework.

All of the recipients had significant power engineering experience through company internships, research projects or design projects.