UNO announces first cohort of wind scholars


The University of New Orleans and “The Beach” at UNO recently announced the inaugural cohort of the Louisiana Wind Energy Hub’s Wind Scholars Program, reports Biz New Orleans. Five engineering students will receive $5,000 scholarships from The Beach’s Innovation Fund for program-specific courses related to renewable energy and paid internships with industry-leading companies.

Selected applicants include: Elizabeth Donner (junior, civil engineering), Tamera Lepore (senior, naval architecture and marine engineering), Nahreen Mahmud (junior, electrical engineering), Gazi Raihan (graduate, mechanical engineering) and Melanie Ros (junior, civil engineering).

The students will receive a paid internship offered by RWE, Entergy, Gulf Wind Technology, Edison Chouest Offshore or Keystone Engineering. The internships will last from the 2023 fall semester through the summer of 2024. Read more.