Mike Andrews is a senior member of IEEE and a Region 6 Director. An active IEEE volunteer, he has served on the IEEE Public Visibility, GOLD, N&A, IB&SC and Awards committees. He has a strong commitment to STEM education programs and serves as president of the Smart Education Foundation, which created and promotes the SMART Competition.
In this interview, Mike Andrews discusses the importance of STEM education for high school students and describes the volunteer-led SMART Competition, which aims to increase understanding of smart grid concepts at the high school level. Mr. Andrews discusses the value of the competition to students and industry and invites IEEE members and societies to lend their support to the program.
Question: You are one of the founders of the SMART Competition for high school students. Could you provide a brief overview of the competition?