Nickolas Johnson is a fourth-year Junior at Case Western Reserve University majoring in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Control Systems. Nickolas worked as a co-op at Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. (VELCO), the state’s electric transmission company, in the summer and fall of 2015. His responsibilities began in the field with Asset Maintenance and System Protection, and then rotated to more analytical work in the Electrical Engineering departments. This broad exposure within a transmission utility afforded insights into the criticality of safety, the system impacts driven by the exciting expansion of renewable generation, and how data and analytics are helping to transform the grid. This work sparked his passion to seek a career within the energy industry. Nickolas seeks to develop into a well-rounded engineer who earns an opportunity to contribute and make a difference. He enjoys creating new relationships in the community both individually and as a member of the Zeta Psi fraternity along with pursuing his other interests.