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May 2011: Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) awards six Rudd Mayer Memorial Fellowships
of Wind Energy awards six Rudd Mayer Memorial Fellowships
Awardees to be recognized during WoWE Annual Luncheon at WINDPOWER 2011
Brooklyn, NY —Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) has selected six 2011 Rudd Mayer Memorial Fellows and plans to recognize them at the group’s annual luncheon on Wednesday May 25 during the WINDPOWER 2011 Conference and Exhibition in Anaheim, California.
The 2011 Fellows are:
- Kathleen Andres - St Francis University School of Business, Renewable Energy
- Alexis Della Costa - Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Wind Turbine Technology
- Fiona Dunne - University of Colorado, Boulder; Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
- Katya Fox - Columbia Gorge Community College, Renewable Energy Technology
- Jean Johnson - James Madison University, Integrated Science and Technology
- Monica Samec - Universiteit Utrecht, Energy Science
Each year, WoWE awards fellowships to women college students or recent graduates to attend the annual WINDPOWER conference. The fellowship honors wind industry pioneer Rudd Mayer of Boulder, Colorado, who passed away in 2002, and support women to participate in WINDPOWER. Allowing the fellows to attend seminars on current wind energy issues, view state-of-the-art technology, meet women and men in the wind energy field, and connect with employers about potential internships or permanent positions.
The 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.
About Women of Wind Energy:
WoWE was founded in 2005 and works to promote the education, professional development, and advancement of women to achieve a strong diversified workforce and support a robust renewable energy economy. Since that time, WoWE has grown to an organization with 35 local chapters in the US and Canada, an annual luncheon at WINDPOWER expecting over 500 attendees this year, and a growing grassroots network of more than 1,500 women and men. In 2010, WoWE launched its first-ever leadership forum. The organization is supported through hundreds of volunteer hours and the generous contributions of the American Wind Energy Association, NRG Systems, GE Energy and a large number of other leading wind energy companies.
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