Five University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Engineering and Computer Science graduates were recently honored as the Engineer of the Year for their respective business units by TVA.
TVA, the largest power company in the U.S., has seven total business units.
Stephen Craven, who graduated in 1999 with a degree in electrical engineering, was selected as Transmission and Power Supply Engineer of the Year. He also was chosen as Federal Engineer of the Year by the National Society of Professional Engineers, an award that covers the entire United States. He is involved in all aspects of cybersecurity for TVA substations and power system communications.
Clay Hoover, who graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering in 2010, was chosen as Financial Services Engineer of the Year. He is an energy engineering professional specializing in commercial and industrial energy efficiency, strategic energy management, and energy-efficiency program design and management. He currently is president of the Middle Tennessee chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers.
Gabe Kurtz, who graduated in 2001 with a degree in electrical engineering, was selected as Resource Management and Operations Services Engineer of the Year. He also has a master’s and doctorate in business administration. He helped develop and implement a pilot program within Resource Management and Operations Services to provide employees the chance to build and strengthen their skill sets.
Jason Moon, a 2008 graduate with a degree in chemical engineering, earned the Nuclear Engineer of the Year award. He has been working in the Sequoyah Civil Engineering Design Group, performing engineering evaluations for replacement equipment and design modifications.
Matthew Wilson, who graduated in 2000 with a degree in engineering, is Power Operations Engineer of the Year. He has more than 22 years of air emissions pollution control experience across multiple TVA plants. He has served on many extensive outages, projects and root-cause analysis teams.