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May 2012: Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) awards six Rudd Mayer Memorial Fellowships
Women of Wind Energy announces 2012 Rudd Mayer Memorial
Six awardees to be recognized during the WoWE Annual Luncheon at WINDPOWER 2012
Brooklyn, NY —Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) has selected six 2012 Rudd Mayer Memorial Fellows and plans to recognize them at the group’s annual luncheon on Wednesday June 6 during the WINDPOWER 2012 Conference and Exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia.
The 2012 Fellows are:
- Anna Pesola, Oregon Institute of Technology, Renewable Energy Engineering
- Christina Chang, University of Houston, Mechanical Engineering
- Clara St. Martin, Pennsylvania State University, Meterology
- Holly Johnson, Iowa Lakes Community College, Wind Energy and Turbine Technology
- Katrina Montoya, Columbia Gorge Community College, Renewable Energy Technology
- Dr. Yao Yin, Boise State University, Energy Policy Institute
The six fellows each represent a different field of study and come from academic institutions around the country.
“The women who have been awarded this year’s Rudd Mayer Fellowship are already making a positive impact in the renewable energy field,” said WoWE executive director, Kristen Graf. “Without a doubt they embody the legacy of Rudd Mayer with their passion, desire to pursue an education, and potential to make important contributions in the future. I look forward to seeing their careers grow in the years to come.”
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.
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 1,600 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 individuals as well as corporate partners including the American Wind Energy Association, NRG Systems, GE Energy and a large number of other leading wind energy companies.
WoWE Website Rudd Mayer Page
For more information, contact:
Kristen Graf, WoWE Executive Director 718.210.3666 or email