Student Focused Power Symposium Offers Unique Venue for GEARED Students

For 47 years, the North American Power Symposium (NAPS) has provided an international, open forum for academia and industry to exchange innovative ideas and solutions for power and energy systems. Known as a student-focused symposium, NAPS encourages students to present papers on analytical, computational, experimental studies aimed at solving problems related to operation, control, monitoring, protection, reliability as well as economics of power and energy systems and components. An awards ceremony recognizes student’s innovative efforts.

This year, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) will host NAPS 2015.

The 2015 NAPS conference offers a unique venue for GEARED students.

Of the 250 total attendees, typically two-thirds are students, 90% of whom are graduate students. With the large number of students focused on power and energy systems in their research, NAPS provides a unique venue for GEARED students.

In addition to a poster session specifically for undergraduate design projects and research, NAPS will feature field trips and a job fair. A special GEARED is scheduled for 2:00-3:00pm ET, Tuesday, October 6.

Important dates:

March 15: call for papers
April 15: paper submission opens
June 30: decision notification
July 15: final paper submission
October 4-6: NAPS conference

For more information about NAPS, visit the website

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