Student Profile: Yi Peng


Yi Peng is an exceptional student currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Yi was motivated to enter the field of engineering by her interest in mathematics. Yi has done valuable work on a half-scale wind turbine composite tower, working to develop its experimental methodologies and facilitating the tests. This summer Yi was selected from a highly competitive field of candidates for a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates position at the University of Maine. This project involved finding a sensor system to monitor specific components of a floating offshore wind turbine composite tower.

The Maine Better Transportation Association and the Associated General Contractors of Maine has recognized Yi for her outstanding work in pursuing civil engineering, for which she has received a double scholarship. Yi enjoys the variety of daily challenges presented by the engineering field.

In her free time, Yi enjoys biking, swimming, and kayaking with her daughter Emily, as well as drawing.

Transcribed from an interview with Yi Peng