NEW! Beginning with the 2014-2015 Fellowship year, IEEE-USA will offer a new fellowship opportunity at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). More Info.
NEW! The program dates for the IEEE-USA Fellowships have changed. The fellowships will now run from September to August of every year. Please make note of new dates as you review these pages.
IEEE-USA is pleased to participate in the AAAS S&T
Fellowship Program, which is celebrating its 40th
Anniversary. The Anniversary Video features former
IEEE-USA Congressional Fellow (and IEEE President)
The application period for the 2013-2014 fellowships is now closed. The application forms for the 2014-2015 fellowships will be available online in early September 2013.
The deadline for 2014-2015 fellowships is FRIDAY, 24 JANUARY 2014.
PLEASE NOTE: Interested IEEE members may apply for any or all of the three IEEE-USA fellowships, however, applicants must submit THREE separate applications, fone for each fellowship. IEEE-USA will not accept a single application stating that you are interested in all of the fellowships.
Be mindful of the fact that the three fellowships are very different from each other. If you are applying for more than one, you must submit separate cover letters, separate application packets and separate reference letters. Your cover letters, references and application materials should reflect an understanding of the distinctions between the executive and legislative branch fellowships, and illustrate the experiences and qualifications that might benefit you in each fellowship.
The 2013-2014 Congressional Fellows
Anne Marie Lewis, completed her BS (2008) in Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University with Departmental Research Honors, and her MSE (2011) in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. Her MSE thesis was completed with experimental engines research and focused on the combustion and emissions analysis of alternative fuels in a heavy duty diesel engine.
Anne Marie is completing her PhD (2013) from the University of Michigan in Mechanical Engineering and Natural Resources and Environment. Her dissertation assesses the potential of advanced combustion engines and lightweight materials to reduce fuel consumption and life cycle greenhouse gas emissions. She chose to pursue a joint degree program for her PhD in an effort to relate her technical work in Mechanical Engineering to broader energy and environmental impacts. During her graduate studies, she has presented her dissertation research at national and international venues and was a top three winner in the 2011 IEEE-ISSST student paper competition.
While in graduate school, Anne Marie interned in Washington D.C. at the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers where she enjoyed learning first-hand about the relationship between science and policy. When she returned to the University of Michigan, she founded the Michigan Energy Club with the mission to provide an interdisciplinary forum to learn about energy topics from a variety of perspectives. During her role as President, the club has grown to over 300 members and has organized a variety of educational and networking opportunities, ranging from on-campus lectures and discussions to national energy competitions. As an IEEE-USA Congressional Fellow, she plans to contribute a scientific perspective to policy issues and continue to learn more about the role of science in government.
Michael R. McQuade Ph.D. P.E., of Greenville, DE, became a member of the IEEE when he was an undergraduate student studying electrical engineering at the University of Missouri. This year marks his 42nd year as a member of IEEE. He is a Senior Research Associate with the DuPont Company in Wilmington, Delaware located at the Experimental Station, their Central R&D site. His most recent work has been in support of renewable energy. He received his Ph.D. at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he was a President’s Fellow. Mike spent 5 years, on behalf of DuPont, as a Guest Scientist at The Los Alamos National Laboratory before taking an overseas assignment in Luxembourg. In addition to his normal duties in DuPont’s Central Engineering organization, he has maintained close ties with academia. Mike has held adjunct teaching positions at Widener University, Drexel University, and The University of New Mexico’s Center for Graduate Studies in Los Alamos.
He is a past member of the Georgia Tech Electrical and Computer Engineering Industrial Advisory Board and a Technical Advisor to US FIRST. Mike has been involved in Engineering Program Accreditation activities in a number of roles. He is currently an IEEE Commissioner on the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission. Most recently he is, as a member of the NGSS Writing Team, finalizing the Next Generation Science Standards for K-12. Mike and his Wife Johanna make their home in Greenville, Delaware.
The 2013-2014 Engineering & Diplomacy (State Department) Fellow
Len Hause is President of MashBrain LLC where he consults on transformational
strategies that leverage Internet technology and marketing. He has over 35
years experience with technology organizations and was a Fellow of the
Technical Staff, Associate of the Science Advisory Board, Internetologist, and
Senior Marketing Director at Motorola where he spent more than 30 years in
global management roles and as an individual contributor. He has been
recognized as a pioneer in the adoption of Internet protocols and culture within
the Enterprise for innovation, collaboration and organizational learning. He is a
member of the IEEE, Association for Computing Machinery, Smart Grid
Interoperability Panel, The Recording Academy and has served on many
industry, educational, corporate, and government advisory boards and
consortiums. Len holds US Patents in telecom and a BS degree in Electrical
Engineering from Lehigh University.
The 2013 Engineering & Diplomacy (State Department) Fellow
Dr. Kyle Bunch of Richland, WA, has over 25 years of professional experience in science and technology spanning the range from industry, academics, and national laboratories to startup company development. For the last 8 years he has worked within the Department of Energy’s Office of Science laboratory complex, starting in 2004 with Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM.
In 2006, he moved to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory where he currently holds the title of Senior Research and Development Scientist. His primary focus during this time has been using applied physical research towards solving problems relating to national security.
Previous to his national laboratory experience, Dr. Bunch served as a Senior Fulbright scholar at the Technical University of Lodz, Poland where he held the title of “Professor Extraordinarius.” During his Fulbright tenure, he was invited to lecture across Poland and in Russia, as well as to participate in a student/professor exchange program between the Technical University at Lodz and the Novgorod State University in Russia.
Bunch has been a member of IEEE for 27 years and a senior member for 14 years. He served as the IEEE Utah Section chair in 1996-1997, as a corresponding member for the IEEE-USA Energy Policy Committee, as Publication Chair for the IEEE 2008 international Nanotechnology Conference, as webmaster for the IEEE Nanotechnology Council, and as a judge for the IEEE-sponsored Mid-Columbia Science Fair. He particularly enjoys answering questions from budding young engineers and scientists through Argonne National Laboratory’s “Ask Newton” program. He holds the degrees of PhD, DEE, and ME all in electrical engineering from the University of Utah with a BS in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Bunch is serving in the State Department's
Bureau of Arms Control
Verification and Compliance,
Office of Verification and Transparency Technologies.
The 2013 Congressional Fellow
Christopher Reed of Soquel, CA has served in senior leadership roles in
service and engineering organizations at companies ranging from start-ups to
Fortune 500 such as Intellisync, Borland and Nokia. Chris has built and lead
teams distributed around the globe that provided support, educational and
engineering services. Recently Chris has created training materials and
delivered training for Smart Grid Software Integration focused in part on
utility application integration using MultiSpeak® and written software for
integrating SmartGrid Applications.
Reed has been an IEEE Member for 18 years. He led the Information Modeling
Subgroup for IEEE P2030 standards committee and participated in the drafting
committee meetings in support of the successful publication of the IEEE 2030
standard. He actively participates in other industry groups such as
MultiSpeak® and CIM®.
He earned his BSEE at San Jose State University and his JD at Monterey
College of Law.
Reed will be serving on the staff of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.
IEEE-USA Today's Engineer, January 2011, Federal Government 101: The IEEE-USA Congressional and State Department Fellowships, By Norman C. Lerner, Ph.D., P.E. (At the request of the US Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States
— the location of Dr. Lerner's fellowship — he is his 2010 fellowship through 2011. Dr. Lerner contributed significantly to a new program sponsored by the OAS Office of Science and Technology, and it was determined that he was instrumental to the program's continued success.)