Kevin Schneider, a chief engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and an ECE alum and affiliate professor, will receive a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), according to an announcement July 2 from the White House. Recipients are chosen because at the start of their independent research careers, they are showing exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.
Schneider, who received his B.S. in physics and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering at the UW, focuses his research on distribution system analysis and power system operations. He was nominated by the U.S. Department of Energy. He is the past chair of the Distribution System Analysis Sub-Committee and the current chair of the Analytic Methods for Power Systems (AMPS) Committee.
The PECASE was established in 1996 to recognize the contributions that scientists and engineers have made to STEM fields, as well as education, leadership and public outreach. Participating federal departments and agencies nominate scientists for consideration. Final awards are coordinated by the Office of Science and Technology Policy within the Executive Office of the President.