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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.

May 14, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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

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
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.

May 19, 2016
Competitors test their turbines in a wind tunnel at the Collegiate Wind Competition 2015, held at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's National Wind Technology Center just south of Boulder, Colorado. (Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL)
Counting Down to the Collegiate Wind Competition 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition 2016 starts May 24—less than a week away—at the annual American Wind Energy Association ...

May 12, 2016
Distinguished Professionals to Serve as Collegiate Wind Competition Judges

U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition organizers have announced the judges for the 2016 competition, which will take place May 24...

May 5, 2016
Meet the Collegiate Wind Competition 2016 Teams: Part 3

With weeks to go before the U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition 2016, we are pleased to introduce our final teams who hail from...

April 29, 2016
Meet the Collegiate Wind Competition 2016 Teams: Part 2

As the U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition 2016 draws another week closer and the teams make their final preparations for travel,...

April 21, 2016
Meet the Collegiate Wind Competition 2016 Teams: Part 1

The U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition 2016 kicks off Monday, May 23 with the competitors testing their wind technology and...

February 24, 2016
National Geographic Hosts the Energy Department's STEM Mentoring Café for Students
The Energy Department – in collaboration with public and private partners – sponsors a fun, interactive initiative called the STEM Mentoring Café.
May 4, 2015
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Boise State University Wins Collegiate Wind Competition 2015

In a field of seven collegiate teams, Boise State University of Idaho won top honors at the Energy Department's 2015 Collegiate Wind Competition...