IGERT Fellow Kate McClellan was among this year's recipients of a WRISE fellowship to attend the AWEA WINDPOWER conference.
From Windpower Engineering & Development:
"Each year, WRISE awards fellowships to women college students or recent graduates to attend the annual American Wind Energy Association WINDPOWER conference. The fellowship honors wind industry pioneer Rudd Mayer of Boulder, Colorado, who passed away in 2002. The Rudd Mayer Memorial Fellowships support women to participate in WINDPOWER, attending seminars on current wind energy issues, viewing state-of-the-art technology, meeting women and men in the renewable energy field, and connecting with employers about potential internships or permanent positions."
The 2017 Rudd Mayer Fellows:
• Meghan Kaminski University of Virginia, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
•Bridgit Kodenkandath University of Colorado, Boulder, Environmental Studies
• Leah Louis-Prescott Duke University, Energy & Environment
• Kate McClellan Press University of Massachusetts Amherst, Marine Science
• Bahar Sayed James Madison University, Integrated Science and Technology