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Virtual: Opening Session, June 2, 2021, 10:30 ET
Virtual: Student Presentations, June 2–4, and June 7–10, 2021
Virtual: National Renewable Energy Lab Flatirons Campus Tour, Industry Networking, Poster Session, and Awards Ceremony, June 11, 2021

Tune in to the 2021 virtual U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition as multidisciplinary university teams present the culmination of their work in wind energy over the past year. These students were challenged to design and test a model wind turbine, plan and financially analyze a wind plant, and create connections with the wind industry and their local communities.

Kelly Speakes-Backman, DOE’s Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, will kick off the student presentations on Wednesday, June 2. The closing event on Friday, June 11 will include an address from Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, an opportunity for viewers to connect with the 2021 competitors at the virtual industry networking event, and an awards ceremony with DOE’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power, Alejandro Moreno.

Week 1

Wednesday, June 2

Time (EDT)

Event

10:30 a.m.

CWC 2021 Opening Session

11 a.m.

Johns Hopkins University: Turbine Prototype Contest

11:15 a.m.

Northern Arizona University: Project Development Contest

11:35 a.m.

Johns Hopkins University: Remote Turbine Testing

11:50 a.m.

Northern Arizona University: Connection Creation Contest

1 p.m.

Kansas State University: Turbine Prototype Contest

1:15 p.m.

Washington State University Everett: Project Development Contest

1:35 p.m.

Kansas State University: Remote Turbine Testing

1:50 p.m.

Washington State University Everett: Connection Creation Contest

2:25 p.m.

Brigham Young University: Turbine Prototype Contest

2:40 p.m.

California State University Maritime Academy: Project Development Contest

3:00 p.m.

Brigham Young University: Remote Turbine Testing

3:15 p.m.

California State University Maritime Academy: Connection Creation Contest

Thursday, June 3

Time (EDT)

Event

11 a.m.

The Pennsylvania State University: Turbine Prototype Contest

11:15 a.m.

James Madison University: Project Development Contest

11:50 a.m.

James Madison University: Connection Creation Contest

Noon

Virtual NREL Flatirons Campus Tour

1 p.m.

University of Wisconsin – Madison: Turbine Prototype Contest

1:15 p.m.

California Polytechnic State University: Project Development Contest

1:35 p.m.

University of Wisconsin – Madison: Remote Turbine Testing

1:50 p.m.

California Polytechnic State University: Connection Creation Contest

Friday, June 4

Time (EDT)

Event

11 a.m.

University of Maryland: Turbine Prototype Contest

11:15 a.m.

Virginia Tech: Project Development Contest

11:35 a.m.

University of Maryland: Remote Turbine Testing

11:50 a.m.

Virginia Tech: Connection Creation Contest

1:15 p.m.

Brigham Young University: Project Development Contest

1:50 p.m.

Brigham Young University: Connection Creation Contest

Week 2

Monday, June 7

Time (EDT)

Event

10 a.m.

James Madison University: Turbine Prototype Contest

10:15 a.m.

The Pennsylvania State University: Project Development Contest

10:35 a.m.

James Madison University: Remote Turbine Testing

10:50 a.m.

The Pennsylvania State University: Connection Creation Contest

Noon

California State University Maritime Academy: Turbine Prototype Contest

12:15 p.m.

University of Wisconsin – Madison: Project Development Contest

12:35 p.m.

California State University Maritime Academy: Remote Turbine Testing

12:50 p.m.

University of Wisconsin – Madison: Connection Creation Contest

Tuesday, June 8

Time (EDT)

Event

10 a.m.

Northern Arizona University: Turbine Prototype Contest

10:15 a.m.

Johns Hopkins University: Project Development Contest

10:35 a.m.

Northern Arizona University: Remote Turbine Testing

10:50 a.m.

Johns Hopkins University: Connection Creation Contest

Noon

Washington State University Everett: Turbine Prototype Contest

12:15 p.m.

Kansas State University: Project Development Contest

12:35 p.m.

Washington State University Everett: Remote Turbine Testing

12:50 p.m.

Kansas State University: Connection Creation Contest

Thursday, June 10

Time (EDT)

Event

10 a.m.

Virginia Tech: Turbine Prototype Contest

10:15 a.m.

University of Maryland: Project Development Contest

10:35 a.m.

Virginia Tech: Remote Turbine Testing

10:50 a.m.

University of Maryland: Connection Creation Contest

Noon

California Polytechnic State University: Turbine Prototype Contest

12:35 p.m.

California Polytechnic State University: Remote Turbine Testing

12:50 p.m.

Texas Tech University: Connection Creation Contest

Friday, June 11

Time (EDT)

Event

12:15 p.m.

Virtual NREL Flatirons Campus Tour

1 p.m.

Industry Networking

2 p.m.

CWC Poster Session

3 p.m.

Awards Ceremony