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Sabrina Helbig receives Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Graduate Scholarship

Sabrina Helbig wearing black and red dress, smiling in front of large red door

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Educational Activities Board has selected Sabrina Helbig, a first-year graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering, to receive the Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Graduate Scholarship.

Fortescue (1876-1936) was an electrical engineer who spent his career at the Westinghouse Corporation. The award is given to a beginning graduate student for one year of full-time graduate work in electrical engineering.

“Sabrina is one of the finest students in our electrical and computer engineering program,” said Alan George, chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Pitt and fellow of the IEEE. “We are very proud of Sabrina and excited about her award of this most prestigious scholarship from IEEE for graduate studies.”

Helbig is studying electrical engineering focused on electric power. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with her B.S. in electrical engineering, a concentration in electric power and minors in computer science and French in December 2020. Her interests include clean energy, power grid resilience and power electronics.