WRISE Annual Luncheon

WRISE’s Annual Luncheon is held at AWEA's WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition. This not-to-be-missed event is open to attendees of any gender and offers an opportunity to network with others that support WRISE’s mission to promote the education, professional development, and advancement of women in renewable energy. Tickets will be available through regular WINDPOWER registration.


WRISE's annual luncheon is a premier networking event and highly visible showcase of women's progress and prospects in the renewable energy field.  It is held each year during the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition.  

This not-to-be-missed event is open to attendees of any gender and offers an opportunity to network with others that support WoWE’s mission to promote the education, professional development, and advancement of women in renewable energy. Highlights will include the recognition of our 2017 Rudd Mayer Fellows, 2017 Wind at Our Backs Scholars and the announcement of WRISE’s annual honors – Rising Star, WoWE Champion, and Woman of the Year.

Tickets can be secured for the 2017 luncheon via regular WINDPOWER registration.

Location:Ballroom E, 3rd Floor, Anaheim Convention Center

Wednesday, May 24, 2017: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
During step 5 of the regular registration process you can add the WRISE Luncheon to your ticket.





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


2017 Wind at Our Backs Scholars

Stephanie Booth
Arizona State University, Mechanical Engineering

Jackie Brumbaugh
Ecotech Institute, Wind Energy Technology

Brandy Cyre
High Plains Technology Center, Wind Energy Technology

Jessica Fischer
SUNY Canton, Mechanical Engineering Technology

Brooke Lorwey-Mora
Ecotech Institute, Wind Energy Technology

Tiana Ortega
Ecotech Institute, Wind Energy Technology