CWC Alum’s Industry Connections Open Door to Career in Wind Energy

Jan. 14, 2021

The 2020 U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition’s (CWC’s) shift to a virtual format last spring posed new challenges to the 12 competition teams, but the James Madison University (JMU) CWC Team, who won the 2020 Project Development Contest, had one big advantage. Senior Jamie Mears, Siting Manager of JMU’s Project Development Contest subteam, had two previous competitions under her belt. Mears’s past CWC experience not only made her a leader on JMU’s 2020 team; it helped her land her current job as a project developer at Ørsted Onshore. Read more.