Audrey Eickenberry receives an URSA travel award

Audrey Eickenberry (left) and Cathy Hou (right) present their poster.
Photo by Jim Eickenberry
ACEP interns Audrey Eickenberry (left) and Cathy Hou (right) present their poster at the North American Power Symposium.

December 18, 2023

ACEP intern Audrey Eickenberry is one of four UAF students who received a fall travel award from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity, announced in December.

URSA travel awards support students with their active participation in a conference, competition, immersive program, performance, workshop or other type of meeting in their respective field. 

Eickenberry, who works under the mentorship of Phylicia Cicilio, received the award for her participation in the North American Power Symposium in North Carolina. She presented a poster titled “Synthetic rural Alaskan microgrid model validation metrics” with another intern, Cathy Hou, a Harvard University student and also Cicilio’s mentee.

The award gave Eickenberry the opportunity to not only share her work and the research that ACEP is doing but to also get exposure to other research in the field. 

“It was rewarding to meet researchers and professionals with the same enthusiasm,” she said.