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MIE IGERT Program to Hold Annual Student Poster Session on April 26

wind turbine at sea

The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Offshore Wind Energy Program, led by the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department at the College of Engineering, invites the campus community to attend its annual student poster session on Thursday, April 26, from 5:00 till 7:00 p.m. in the Hadley Room, 10th Floor, Campus Center. See UMass Amherst News Office report »

The 21 posters this year represent an interdisciplinary look at the engineering, environmental, and policy aspects of offshore wind energy, as Jody Lally of the Wind Energy Center told the News Office.

According to the News Office article in Inside UMass, student research includes a biomimetic ultrasonic whistle for use as a bat deterrent on wind turbines. Other poster topics explore what the population at large thinks about offshore wind energy and discuss factors such as floating offshore wind farms, overcoming environmental permitting obstacles to offshore wind energy, and offshore energy storage.

There will be light refreshments, a cash bar, and the opportunity to speak informally with students. (April 2018)