James Follum - Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Member
June 24, 2013 — UW College of Engineering & Applied Science
After growing up in Wyoming, Jim entered the University of Wyoming in 2006 in pursuit of a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. As an undergraduate, he was inducted into Tau Beta Pi, where he served as Reporting Secretary and the Awards Committee Chair, and Golden Key International Honor Society, where he served as Vice President and Treasurer. He has also been an active member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), serving as President for the 2011-2012 school year. Jim participated in undergraduate research as an EPSCoR fellow for two years, which led to internships at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA during the summers of 2010 and 2011. During his senior year, Jim was the Joint Engineering Council’s Outstanding Senior, the Electrical Engineering Honor Book Recipient, and the Wyoming Engineering Society’s Outstanding Electrical Engineering Student. After earning his bachelor’s degree in the spring of 2011, Jim entered the Ph.D. program at the University of Wyoming as a Tau Beta Pi Fellow. His current research focuses on mitigating the negative impacts of forced oscillations on power system stability estimates. He intends to pursue a career as a research engineer after graduating next spring.