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Studying energy inside and outside of the lab

During her years at Fresno State, Jacquelyn Chong has been a highly engaged student. Academics, research, leadership, service, extra-curricular activities, and work combined – she has done it all.

After graduating from Fresno State in 2018 with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering, she continued to pursue a Master’s degree in Engineering, with an Electrical Engineering option. Jacquelyn is set to graduate with a 4.0 GPA. In honor of Jacquelyn’s hard work, she was nominated for Graduate Dean’s Medalist for the Lyles College by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Jacquelyn worked alongside her research mentor Dr. Kerry McBee, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Lyles College. Her focus was on electric vehicles and their power demand impact. She presented her research project titled “Transformer Rating Due to High Penetrations of PV, EV Charging, and Energy Storage” as a co-author at the 2019 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Smart Grid Technologies Conference. She also had a paper at the 2020 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting which was judged as one of the best papers at the conference that year. Additionally, she served as co-author on an article in the Applied Sciences Journal.

“Jackie has been one of the brightest students I have had the pleasure of teaching during my tenure at Fresno State,” Dr. McBee said. “Her ability to learn is only matched by her willingness to learn.”

As a highly engaged student, active in student clubs and organizations, Jacquelyn served secretary of the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers, and a member of IEEE, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and Society of Women Engineers. She volunteered at various programs including ‘Engineer it Girl,’ an outreach event to introduce young children to STEM, and the Science Bowl for middle school students.

Though her schoolwork and research kept her busy, Jacquelyn still found time to be a Fresno State group fitness instructor where she taught weightlifting, resistance training and cycling.