Twelve collegiate teams are gearing up to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) second Collegiate
The Collegiate Wind Competition challenges teams of undergraduate students to design and build a model wind turbine based on market research and siting considerations, develop a business plan to market their product, and test their turbine against a set of rigorous performance criteria. Students from a variety of engineering, business, communications, and social science programs are challenged to utilize individual skills to develop state-of-the-art wind energy solutions as a team. By combining academic coursework with tangible, hands-on learning, the Collegiate Wind Competition provides valuable real-world experience as students prepare to enter the workforce.
The 12 colleges and universities that will participate in the 2016 competition are:
- Boise State University (Idaho)
- The California Maritime Academy
- California State University, Chico
- Kansas State University
- Northern Arizona University
- Pennsylvania State University
- Universidad del Turabo (Puerto Rico)
- University of Alaska Fairbanks
- University of Maryland
- University of Massachusetts Amherst
- University of Massachusetts Lowell
- University of Wisconsin Madison
Hailing from across the United States, from Alaska to Puerto Rico, each team brings diverse experiences and unique perspectives to the competition.