“It's not about what it is, it's about what it can become.”
- Dr. Suess
My name is Elizabeth Devore and I am currently working on my M.S. in electrical engineering at Auburn University. My research area is power systems. After obtaining my B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Auburn in December 2013, I felt that it was important to learn more about my chosen field, so I decided to continue my studies at Auburn.
Although power is my main passion, my coursework as an undergrad lead me to some other opportunities that have shaped me into a more well rounded engineer. Programming has presented me with outreach & research opportunities. Engineering economics has given me an understanding of project management that I used for my internship position in the IT department at Bankers Financial Corporation. It's the combination of my experiences inside and outside the classroom that have made me who I am today.
I was also fortunate enough to earn a position working for the Miller Writing Center at Auburn University. To say the least, writing is not a high priority for most engineering students. However, my time at the writing center has taught me that improving my writing skills to convey my work in lab reports and memos are just as crucial as public speaking and interpersonal skills.
The experience I have gained from the courses I have taken so far and the work I do on campus have been the driving force in my continued education. I am committed to my graduate studies and campus engagements so that I will be well equipped when I enter the workforce. Upon graduating in December 2015, I intend to pursue a career in power systems engineering research with a utility company or a national laboratory.