The Colleges of Engineering and Natural Sciences are hosting an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) for U.S. citizens or permanent residents interested in exploring research in a wide range of wind energy topics, including engineering, wildlife ecology, and policy. Students participating in this program come from colleges across the United States - The University of Texas at Dallas; Bunker Hill Community College; University of Massachusetts Amherst; Smith College, Springfield Technical Community College; Wellesley College; University of Virgin Islands; Swarthmore College; University of Massachusetts Boston; Rutgers University and Bryn Mawr College. The program runs from Sunday, June 5, 2016 through Friday, August 5, 2016. The Wind Energy REU program allows undergraduates to perform hands-on summer research while earning a stipend. In addition to mentored research projects and a field trip, students participate in weekly seminars on professional development and on the state of the art in wind energy research. This program provides undergraduates with a unique opportunity to network and collaborate with leaders in the field of wind energy.
Students are paired with a faculty advisor and an IGERT students mentor. Participating IGERT faculty are: Erin Baker, Curt Griffin, Ezra Markowitz, Matt Lackner and Yahya Modarres-Sadeghi. Participating IGERT students are: Jen Smetzer, Pam Loring, Destenie Nock, Zana Cranmer, Dan Carlson, and Evan Gaertner.