DENVER — Advanced Energy Industries Inc. announced the recipients of the 2023 Advanced Energy STEM Diversity Scholarship Program. Awardees are Angel Hernandez Sr., University of Colorado Boulder; Halima Mume, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; and Vaishali Maheshkar, University at Buffalo, State University of New York (SUNY).

The three exceptional students will each receive a $20,000 grant toward tuition cost as well as professional mentoring and an internship opportunity at Advanced Energy, where they will work on real-world projects that enable customer innovation in complex precision power applications.

“Congratulations to our 2023 cohort of Advanced Energy STEM Diversity Scholarship recipients! We are delighted to cultivate this group of talented individuals who represent the next generation of diverse, innovative, and entrepreneurial engineers and technologists,” said Randy Heckman, chief technology officer at Advanced Energy. “We look forward to seeing their unique talents and perspectives create a positive impact on the technology industry.”

Advanced Energy’s annual STEM Diversity Scholarship Program aims to develop emerging talent and promote greater diversity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Since its launch in 2021, the program has provided financial support, mentoring and hands-on internship experience to nine students from five partner universities excelling in education and research focused on precision power technologies.