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Jared Baxter

Jared Baxter

“I feel that both the Grand Challenge Scholars Program and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have prepared me to take the next step in my academic career. I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead of me, and I feel I am ready to accomplish both my short and long-term goals while making solar energy more economical.”

Major: Electrical Engineering

Theme: Make Solar Energy Economical

Research Experience

  • Baxter participated in a demonstration on renewable energy and power electronics.
  • Collaborated on a publication titled, Inductive Power Harvesting for a Touchless Transmission Line Inspection System, for the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting.
  • Contributed to a publication titled, Optimization of GaN-Based Ultra-Low Power Boost Converter in Far-Field Energy Harvesting, for the 2016 IEEE PELS Workshop on Emerging Technologies: Wireless Power Transfer (WoW).

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Professional Responsibility (PHIL 244)
  • Honors Leadership Skills (EF 377)


  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship (ENT 350)
  • New Venture Planning (ENT 451)

Global Experiences

  • Baxter participated in a study abroad trip with UT Engineering in Hamburg, Germany.

Service Learning

  • Participated in Ignite Serves through the Center for Leadership & Service
  • CURENT Ambassador

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