IEEE PES Student Members' Meeting

The IEEE Power & Energy Society (IEEE PES) is the world's largest forum to share the latest technological developments in the electric power industry, to develop standards that guide the development and construction of equipment and systems, and to educate members of the industry and the public sector.

This meeting is a space where the beneficiaries of the 2018 IEEE PES T&D LA Student Travel Award receive information about all the programs, benefits and scope that the society currently has for the volunteers of its student chapters.

Attendees will receive privileged and unique information from society, motivating them to increase participation in PES initiatives and the organization of events and activities related to our society with the aim of sharing experiences to increase the PES presence in the region.

Luis Felipe Gaitan Cubides
Specialized Engineering Design Engineer, IEB S.A.

Electrical Engineer from the Francisco José de Caldas District University, in Bogotá, Colombia.
IEEE member since 2013. He led the IEEE PES Student Chapter as Vice President (2014) and President (2015). He also led his IEEE Student Branch as President (2015). During his tenure, the IEEE Student Branch achieved the 2nd Place in the Success Cases Contest at IEEE Student Branches Regional Meeting, Guatemala (2015), 2nd Place in the IEEE R9 TISP Contest (2015), 1st Place of Success Cases Contest at IEEE Student Branche National Meeting, Bogotá (2015), 1st Place in the IEEE R9 Membership Development Contest (2015) and Exemplary Student Branch in R9 (2015-2016). In addition, his IEEE PES Student Chapter was in the top 10 of the PES High Performing Student Branch Chapter Program occupying the 6th place (2014) and 7th place (2015).
He is currently a member of the IEEE PES Membership Development Committee, Chair of the Membership Committee, Editor of the IEEE Links Magazine and Specialized Engineering Design Engineer at IEB S.A.