REU alumna wins engineering "student of the year" award

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Former REU student Bridget Brenner was named Mechanical Engineering Student of the Year at the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department Annual Banquet on March 29th. Bridget  was selected to participate in the Wind Energy REU Summer Program at the University of Massachusetts in 2016. She joined Prof. Modarres-Sadeghi's lab that summer and worked on a project on vortex-induced vibrations of vertical axis wind turbine blades. She is now completing her undergraduate degree at UMass and hopes  to continue a path in academia by focusing on her wind energy research toward a PhD in Mechanical Engineering