The U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition challenges interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate students from a variety of programs to offer a unique solution to a complex wind energy project using the two multi-faceted elements highlighted below; providing each student with real-world experience as they prepare to enter the wind industry workforce.
Collegiate Wind Competition
Request for Proposals Released for 2022 U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind CompetitionLearn More
September 2, 2020
Applications for CWC 2022 are being accepted now through December 8, 2020.
CWC Alum Goes Far with Passion for Renewable EnergyLearn More
August 26, 2020
Jane Sandoval enters her master's program this fall with years of energy experience, including her work in DOE's 2020 Collegiate Wind Competition.
Collaboration Is Key for Washington State University Everett Wind Energy TeamLearn More
July 29, 2020
WSU Everett’s unique partnership with Everett Community College prepares team for first-time participation in the Collegiate Wind Competition.
California State University Maritime Academy and James Madison University Claim Top Awards in First Virtual Collegiate Wind CompetitionLearn More
June 23, 2020
After four days of intense virtual presentations, the Energy Department announced the winners of the 2020 Collegiate Wind Competition.
Collegiate Wind Competition Teams Look to the Future with 2020 VisionLearn More
April 21, 2020
12 teams of students from across the United States will present a virtual showcase of technological adaptability and wind energy wizardry at CWC.
2020 Collegiate Wind Competition Goes Virtual To Accommodate Health ConcernsLearn More
April 21, 2020
The 2020 Collegiate Wind Competition (CWC) will be held via webinar in May and June.
Energy Department Announces Participants of 2021 Collegiate Wind CompetitionLearn More
February 26, 2020
DOE announced the 13 collegiate teams selected to participate in the 2021 CWC. Three new schools were selected and 10 teams are returning.
Wind Energy Professionals Share Tips for Breezing Into the Wind WorkforceLearn More
February 24, 2020
To support growth in wind, the industry needs a broad range of workers, including turbine engineers, project developers, and supply chain managers.
Use Your Holiday Break to Prepare for the Energy Department’s Collegiate Wind CompetitionLearn More
November 13, 2019
Thanksgiving break is the perfect time to work on your team's CWC 2021 application before it's due on December 9, 2019.