“It's not about what it is, it's about what it can become.”
- Dr. Suess
My name is Elizabeth Devore and I am a currently working on my MS in Electrical Engineering at Auburn University. My focal point of interest is power engineering. After taking my first electrical engineering course I knew that power engineering was what I wanted to specialize in. That is why I decided to continue my studies in power after obtaining my BS in Electrical Engineering from Auburn in December 2013.
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 has 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. I plan to take my FE exam by the end of this year and take the first steps toward becoming a PE. Upon graduating in December 2015, I intend to begin my career in the power industry.