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Introducing 2014 Rudd Mayer Fellows
Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) has selected six 2014 Rudd Mayer Memorial Fellows and plans to recognize them at the group’s annual luncheon on Thursday May 8 during the WINDPOWER 2014 Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas, NV.
The 2014 Fellows are:
- Tanzila Ahmed, Kansas State University, Electrical Engineering
- Allie Brown, University of Georgia, Anthropology, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Renewable Energy Associate
- Kalie Brunton Columbia Gorge Community College, Renewable Energy Technology
- Kaitlyn Bunker, Michigan Technological University, Electrical Engineering
- Melissa (Missy) Showers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Boston Pacific Company, Inc. Research Analyst
- Huiyi Zhang, Iowa State University; Wind Energy Science, Engineering, and Policy
The six fellows each represent a different field of study and come from academic institutions around the country.
The Rudd Mayer Fellowship is WoWE’s way of supporting women in the academic community, college students and recent graduates, who are interested in expanding their knowledge and engaging in the wind energy industry by attending the WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition. This annual fellowship is awarded on a competitive basis and selection is based on commitment to renewable energy development, academic achievement, potential for future contributions to the U.S. renewable energy community, and financial need.
The fellowship honors wind industry pioneer Rudd Mayer of Boulder, Colorado, who passed away in 2002, and supports women to participate in WINDPOWER by allowing the fellows to attend seminars on current wind energy issues, view state-of-the-art technology, meet women and men in the renewable energy field, and connect with employers about potential internships or permanent positions.