IGERT News

Date Posted: Saturday, June 1, 2013
  The European wind industry has decades of experience with a wide range of installations, both on and offshore. Much can be learned from the European experience and applied to the growing domestic industry in the United States. Toward that end, UMass IGERT fellows and faculty spent 10 days in May... Read More
Date Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
UMass IGERT Fellow Wystan Carswell was recently profiled as an "alumni success story" by her alma mater, Lafayette College: http://www.lafayette.edu/about/news/2013/05/28/wystan-carswell-10-resear...
Date Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Your vote is important! This year’s IGERT’s Online Video and Poster Competition is now live, May 21st – May 23rd. Interact with over 200 presenters and co-presenters from 124 NSF funded IGERT projects as they present their innovative, interdisciplinary graduate work. While this is a competition, it... Read More
Date Posted: Friday, April 26, 2013
On Saturday April 13, 2013, IGERT Fellow Dylan Chase participated as a judge at the second annual Massachusetts KidWind Challenge at the Pioneer Valley Science and Sustainability Expo, hosted by Greening Greenfield, and held at Greenfield Community College in Greenfield, MA.  The kid wind challenge... Read More
Date Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
On April 2, 2013, the UMass IGERT Offshore Wind Energy Program put on a poster exhibit demonstrating the ongoing and proposed work underway by the IGERT fellows. The fellows presented posters from the engineering, policy and environmental thrusts, with topics ranging from the impacts of offshore... Read More
Date Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Read the full article here: http://www.umass.edu/researchnext/winds-change
Date Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center was recently awarded a $4 million grant from the U.S. Departmnet of Energy to complete the first phase of an offshore deepwater wind demonstration project. UMass IGERT affiliates are participating in the research, which aims to... Read More
Date Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
This March, IGERT-affiliated faculty members Curt Griffin and Andy Danylchuk led a team of 12 IGERT graduate fallows on a weeklong educational expedition to Puerto Rico. As part of a course on the ecological impacts of wind development, the group conducted preliminary assessments of the potential... Read More
Date Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013
On February 22, 2013 the UMass IGERT had the opportunity to learn and share with six students from the Al-Hamra Academy. The students were sixth and seventh grade girls from the first full-time accredited Islamic school in New England, participating in the Project Destination Imagination.. Part of... Read More
Date Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2012
  Mechanical & Industrial Engineering faculty members and IGERT affiliates Erin Baker and Matthew Lackner were recently interviewed on the Northeast Public Radio program "The Best of Our Knowlege. Listen to the full broadcast here: http://www.wamc.org/post/best-our-knowledge-1161
Date Posted: Monday, December 3, 2012
Read the full article here: http://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/umass-amherst-graduate-program-aimed-offshore-wind-energy-training-its-first-class-students
Date Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
UMass Wind IGERT Fellows Andrew Allyn, Micah Brewer and Bob Darrow participated in the 2012 Science Quest on the UMass campus on October 27. The weekend event brought together high-achieving high school students from around the state for educational workshops on a range of science, technology and... Read More
Date Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2012
IGERT fellows, faculty and staff traveled to Maine in September to see firsthand some of the exciting wind projects underway in the state and to meet with experts on economic, environmental and policy issues related to wind energy. Our group was hosted by the Schoodic Education and Research Center... Read More
Date Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
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Date Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
  Prof. Sanjay Arwade, along with co-PIs Andrew Myers and Jerome Hajjar of Northeastern University, have been awarded and NSF grant entitled, "Collaborative Research: Reliability-based Hurricane Risk Assessment for Offshore Wind Farms".   This is a 3 year project with award amount $325,000 of which... Read More
Date Posted: Thursday, August 2, 2012
IGERT fellow Pamela Loring news article
Date Posted: Monday, July 23, 2012
Wind IGERT Director Erin Baker, IGERT Project Coordinator Jody Lally, and student fellow Gordon Stewart represented our program at the 2012 Annual conference in Washington D.C from May 30th to June 1st. Highlights included Gordon Stewart's poster presentation entitled "Creating Design Standards for... Read More
Date Posted: Monday, July 23, 2012
Student fellow Ryan Wallace presented his poster entitled "Marine Spatial Planning for Offshore Wind Energy:Overcoming Barriers and Challenges to Siting" at the RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY  TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP (RE SET 2012)Held on April 12-13, 2012 at the California NanoSystems Institute at... Read More
Date Posted: Monday, July 23, 2012
Nine new student fellows will be starting the Wind Energy IGERT Program for the Fall 2012 semester, for a total of fourteen student fellows to date. Congrats to the nine new fellows! Carswell, Wystan Darrow, Robert Greene, Takarra Kate McClellan LaCava, William Loring, Pamela Massey, Blake Pete,... Read More
Date Posted: Monday, August 15, 2011
The University of Massachusetts Amherst has received a $3.2-million grant from the National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program to start an interdisciplinary graduate program in Offshore Wind Energy Engineering, Environmental Science, and... Read More

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