Young Engineering Professionals

Partial Financial Travel Grants

One of the challenges the Pulp and Paper Industry faces going forward is attracting and retaining new, young electrical engineering professionals to the industry. Recognizing this need, the IEEE Pulp and Paper Industry Committee (PPIC) has arranged with the IEEE Foundation to provide a limited number of financial travel grants for young engineering professionals to attend to the upcoming Annual Conference.

This provides a low cost opportunity for young engineering professionals to experience this forum for the exchange of electrical applications technology relating to forest products based industries. This is a great way to meet other industry engineers, learn solutions to real mill needs, and network with senior professionals from the industry.

  • Reimbursement up to $1,000 per Attendee (for documented travel costs including airfare, hotel and misc. expenses)
  • FREE Conference Registration
  • Vendor Exhibition
  • One Tutorial
  • Meals at the Conference
  • Conference Reception
  • FREE First year of IEEE and IAS Membership
  • Full Time Employee of a Pulp & Paper Industry Producer (pulp, paper, tissue, etc.) or Consulting Engineer working in support of clients in the Industry
  • Less than 5 Years of Experience in the Industry
  • First Time Attendee of the Annual PPIC Conference

Applications Accepted until 5/10


Welcome Reception
Technical Papers & Tutorials
Vendor Showcase
Subcommittee Meetings
Awards Luncheon
Social Event

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James A. Rooks Memorial Student Intern & Grant Programs

James A Rooks was a long time member of the IEEE and the annual Pulp & Paper Industry Conference. In recognition of Jim’s life-long contributions to the IEEE, The Pulp & Paper Industry Committee of the IEEE Industry Applications Society has established the James A. Rooks Memorial Student Intern & Grant Programs. Every year our committee celebrates Jim’s relentless compassion to bring young engineers into the industry by sponsoring engineering student interns and young professionals working for industry manufacturing companies, to attend our annual PPIC technical conference at no cost. As Jim personified excellence in engineering, so too will the next generation of engineers be better prepared to meet industry challenges through exposure to technical papers and tutorials at the conference, and interaction with leading practicing engineers.

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Donate to the James A Rooks Student Intern and Grant Programs by selecting “IEEE James A. Rooks Memorial Grant Fund” from the designations dropdown so your contribution will be directed to the proper fund.

The IEEE Foundation qualified under U.S. Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) and donations are eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in the United States.

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