George Basaly, a senior in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, is the recipient of a 2016 WISE fellowship for outstanding undergraduates. Its goal is to prepare future leaders of the engineering profession in the United States.
A chemical engineering major with minors in mathematics and economics, Basaly will spend nine weeks in Washington, D.C., this summer developing a public policy sponsored by AIChE. He hopes to combine his interests in engineering, finance and technology to pursue a policy related to the advancement of green energy storage.
“This fellowship will give me the opportunity to finally pursue my passion in applying in chemical engineering as it applies to public policy,” he said. “I am honored to be chosen by AIChE for this prestigious program.”
After the WISE internship Basaly will embark on a career at Cognizant as a technology and business solutions analyst, combining his passion for intersecting technology and business. He has previously interned at SkyBridge Capital and MBS Value Partners.
Each year, outstanding engineering students are selected to spend nine weeks in Washington, D.C., learning about the public policy process, including how government officials make decisions on complex technological issues and how engineers can contribute to legislative and regulatory public policy decisions. The WISE Program is ranked as one of the best Internship opportunities in the U.S. by the Princeton Review.
About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 15,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in the College of Liberal Arts and Science; Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; School of Education; Grove School of Engineering; Sophie Davis Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine; and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.