Chosen recipients of the program will receive a reimbursement to cover qualified expenses for attending APEC 2025. Those eligible to apply for the program are power electronics students, undergraduate or graduate, who have been accepted to present papers in a Technical Session at the upcoming conference. Once a Technical Session paper has been accepted, student presenters must apply for the Student Attendance Support Program by [Date To Be Announced].

In its 20th year, this popular program was initiated by the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA). It is now jointly underwritten by PSMA and the other co-sponsors of the APEC conference: the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) and the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS).

The APEC 2025 Student Attendance Support Committee will choose the recipients of the Student Attendance Support. Criteria for students interested in applying are:

  • The recipients must be an author or co-author of a paper that was accepted for presentation at APEC 2025
  • Only students who have not received support in the past will be considered
  • The applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a power electronics program at an accredited institution

As part of the application process, students must provide information about their educational institution, degree program, the name of their faculty advisor, as well as a brief description of their career interest and reasons for attending APEC. The application also requires the title and ID number of their accepted APEC paper, including the name(s) of the co-author(s), if applicable.

After attending APEC 2025 as a speaker, the student must submit expense receipts to the Student Attendance Support Committee for reimbursement

If accepted for the Student Attendance Support Program, the recipients will be notified by the Committee.

For any questions regarding the Student Acceptance Support Program, please reach out to power@psma.com.