women of wind energyEach year, Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) award Rudd Mayer Memorial Fellowships to women college students or recent graduates to attend the premier networking and educational conference for the U.S. wind industry, the American Wind Energy Association WINDPOWER conference.
This year’s event, WINDPOWER 2010, will happen in Dallas, Texas from May 23 to May 26.

Named in memory of wind industry pioneer Rudd Mayer of Boulder, Colorado, who passed away in 2002, the Fellowships support women exploring the wind energy field 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 Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis. Rudd Mayer Fellows are selected by the WoWE Board of Directors, based on their demonstrated interest in and commitment to renewable energy development, academic achievement, work experience, and potential for future leadership and contributions to the U.S. wind energy community.

The WoWE’s mission is to promote the engagement, professional development, and advancement of women in the wind industry.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • The Fellowship is available to any woman who is a currently enrolled student or recent graduate of a college, university, or technical certificate program
  • Fellowship applicants may be interested in any sector of wind energy, including academic, manufacturing, technical, consulting, engineering, finance, and other
  • Applicants must be planning to pursue a wind energy career in the United States

Award Details:

The Fellowship covers:

  • Cost of travel to and from the WINDPOWER conference site
  • Conference registration (and included meals)
  • Lodging.

Note: Additional expenses are not covered and are the responsibility of the recipient.

How to Apply:

Your application package which must include:

  • Current résumé or professional vitae
  • Essay (300-600 words) describing why the applicant is interested in the Fellowship, describing highlights of academic and work history, experience in wind and renewable energy, career goal, and reasons for attending the WINDPOWER 2010 conference and how attendance will benefit the applicant, her community, campus, or organization
  • Unofficial academic transcript
  • Complete contact information, including phone, email, and mailing address
  • Letters of recommendation are encouraged, but not required.

Note: Incomplete applications will not be reviewed

Please submit applications electronically to awards@womenofwindenergy.org with subject line “2010 Rudd Mayer Fellowship Application.”



Applications are due by March 8, 2010. Awardees will be notified by April 9, 2010. Click here to download an application.

More information:

2009 Rudd Mayer Fellows:
Seven women were introduced and applauded as Rudd Mayer Memorial Fellows at the 2009 WoWE annual luncheon in May, bringing the total Fellows to 33 since the program was launched in 2005:

  • Myra Blaylock, University of California, Davis (Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering)
  • Abigail Breazleal, Northern Arizona University (Sustainable Energy Systems)
  • Anna Carlson, Bemidji State University (Environmental Studies)
  • Sherry LeDuc, Cloud County Community College (Wind Energy Technology)
  • Kristen Radecsky, Humboldt State University (Environmental Studies)
  • Sarah Russell-Smith, Stanford University (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  • Jessica Strauss, Yale University School of Management (Business Administration)


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