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Below are news stories about the Collegiate Wind Competition from the U.S. Department of Energy, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the Wind Program, and other federal agencies.

November 13, 2019
A group of students smile at a model wind turbine at the 2019 Collegiate Wind Competition.
Use Your Holiday Break to Prepare for the Energy Department’s Collegiate Wind Competition
Thanksgiving break is the perfect time to work on your team's CWC 2021 application before it's due on December 9, 2019.
September 27, 2019
Two students wearing school shirts adjust the nacelle on a model wind turbine.
Add Wind Power Experience to Your Resume … While You’re Still in College
Find out where to start, what to expect, and how to stand out now that EERE has issued the Collegiate Wind Competition 2021 call for proposals.
September 10, 2019
Students inspect a small wind turbine designed and built for the DOE Collegiate Wind Competition.
The U.S. Department of Energy Releases Request for Proposal for Collegiate Wind Competition 2021 Applicants
Are you ready to see what it takes for a career in wind energy? The application process is officially open for the Collegiate Wind Competition 2021.
August 20, 2019
Two people stand in front of a clear wind tunnel. A turbine sits inside and a team of people running the tunnel are seated on the other side.
CWC Chico State Team Stands Strong as California Wildfire Closes Campus
Following the 2018 Camp Fire, students and faculty from California State University – Chico faced barriers unlike any other school.
July 31, 2019
Five students in safety gear stand in a huddle next to a wind tunnel.
Students from Puerto Rico Channel Resiliency to Solve Real-World Challenges
Students from Puerto Rico managed to compete in 2018 CWC despite Hurricane Maria and returned in 2019 even stronger.
June 28, 2019
A student in a red shirt stands in front of a wind turbine on a cloudy day.
Collegiate Wind Competition Paves the Way to Careers in Wind Energy
Recent graduate receives early job offer from Invenergy.
June 12, 2019
Two college students look on as a child shows off a wind turbine design.
College Students Give Back: Collegiate Wind Competition Participants Support Education Through KidWind
Collegiate Wind Competition participants from UW-Madison and James Madison University share their experiences volunteering with KidWind.
May 14, 2019
photo of a group standing
Penn State Takes Top Prize at 2019 Collegiate Wind Competition Technical Challenge
Announcement of the winners of the 2019 Collegiate Wind Competition Technical Challenge.
March 21, 2019
Group of college student sitting on steps.
CWC Opens Doors for New Grads Seeking Jobs in Wind
The competition includes two multi-faceted challenges: design, build, and test a wind turbine; and plan and financially analyze a wind plant.
March 15, 2019
A student team in the Collegiate Wind Competition stands on stage in front of a banner at the WINDPOWER conference.
Collegiate Wind Competition Provides Students with Opportunities
This competition challenges interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate students to create unique solutions to complex wind energy projects.
March 6, 2019
Men standing near a wind tunnel.
CWC Wind Tunnel Engineered to Last
In 2018, a team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory designed and built the CWC's second-generation wind tunnel.
February 20, 2019
Student teams compete in turbine performance testing at the Collegiate Wind Competition 2018, in Chicago on May 8–10, 2018.
2020 Collegiate Wind Competition Participants Announced
Announcement of the 2020 Collegiate Wind Competition Teams
November 1, 2018
Collegiate Wind Competition Informational Webinar Recording Available
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) held an informational webinar on Monday, October 22 to discuss the Collegiate Wind Competition.
October 10, 2018
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Releases Request for Proposal (RFP) for Collegiate Wind Competition 2020
NREL has issued a Request for Proposal for colleges and universities interested in participating in the DOE Collegiate Wind Competition 2020.
May 11, 2018
Cal state maritime wins collegiate wind competition
The California State University Maritime Academy Blows Away Competition at 3rd Biennial Collegiate Wind Competition
More than 200 competitors integrated real-world engineering test scenarios to create the best wind turbine design.
May 3, 2018
A team stares at their wind turbine in the wind tunnel
Meet the Collegiate Wind Competition 2018 Teams: Part 2
Twelve talented teams from across the United States will put their wind turbines to the test at the 2018 Collegiate Wind Competition.
May 3, 2018
Collegiate Wind Competition
5 Facts About the Collegiate Wind Competition
Collegiate Wind Competition helps undergraduates learn the real-world skills they need to grow America's energy economy.
May 1, 2018
Wind tunnel at the Collegiate Wind Competition
Meet the Collegiate Wind Competition 2018 Teams: Part 1
Twelve talented teams from across the United States will put their wind turbines to the test at the 2018 Collegiate Wind Competition.
April 30, 2018
Students work on a computer
Collegiate Wind Competition Teams Collaborate with Industry
Collegiate Wind Competition students are implementing lessons learned from industry partnerships to hone their wind turbines.
April 27, 2018
The CWC wind tunnel amidst a crowd.
What to Expect at the 2018 Collegiate Wind Competition
On May 8, twelve collegiate wind teams from across the country will be gathering in Chicago to participate in the Collegiate Wind Competition.
February 27, 2018
“Shark Tank”-Style Pitch Event Expands Northern Arizona University's DOE Collegiate Wind Competition Team
Northern Arizona University (NAU) professors developed a "Shark Tank"-style pitch contest to bring business expertise to their CWC team.
November 17, 2016
5 Reasons College Students Should Join the Collegiate Wind Competition
5 Reasons College Students Should Join the Collegiate Wind Competition

Since 2014, passionate college students from across the country have learned the ins and outs of the wind industry by participating in the Energy...

July 15, 2016
Penn State University Puts Collegiate Wind Competition-Winning Turbine on Display
Penn State University Puts Collegiate Wind Competition-Winning Turbine on Display

The Pennsylvania State University took top honors at the Collegiate Wind Competition back in May, and this past week the winning team came to...

July 5, 2016
Energy.gov Mini-Doc: Behind the Scenes at the Collegiate Wind Competition
Energy.gov Mini-Doc: Behind the Scenes at the Collegiate Wind Competition
Go behind the scenes at the U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition as we follow students who will make a big difference in America's...
May 27, 2016
Pennsylvania State University Wins the 2016 Collegiate Wind Competition

U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition provides undergraduates real-world skills they need to enter tomorrow’s clean energy workforce.