Student Spotlight - Bridget Benner

Bridget Benner receives NSF Fellowship

Bridget Benner is a third year PhD Student in the Fluid-Structure Interactions Lab in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering who started her engineering pursuits at Bunker Hill Community College before participating in the wind energy REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) at UMass.

In addition to the NSF Fellowship, Bridget has also received the Edwin V. Sisson Doctoral Fellowship and the Kenneth A. Lloyd Fellowship and is co-chair of the outreach committee for Graduate Women in STEM, a member of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Graduate Leadership Council, a member of the College of Engineering Dean's Advisory Group, a Spaulding-Smith Fellow and a Wind Energy Fellow.

I study the fundamentals of flow-induced dynamic instabilities (vibrations) of vertical-axis wind turbine blades using a combination of theoretical and experimental methods.

Department of Chemical Engineering Announces NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Winners

College of Engineering Newsletter Fall 2020