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News stories about the Collegiate Wind Competition from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Wind Energy Technologies Office.

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.
April 11, 2017
Energy Department Announces 2018 Collegiate Wind Competition Participants

The Energy Department today announced the 12 collegiate teams selected to participate in the third Collegiate Wind Competition.

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.

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...

March 21, 2016
Carnegie Mellon Launches Allegheny Region Cleantech University Prize
The Energy Department's Cleantech University Prize competition traveled to the campus of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh for the first-eve...
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.
September 15, 2015
Collegiate Wind Competition 2015 participants and judges at the National Wind Technology Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. <em>Photo by Lee Jay Fingersh</em>
Boise State University Places First in DOE’s Collegiate Wind Competition 2015

Seven teams of students from universities across the nation participated in the Collegiate Wind Competition 2015 sponsored by the U.S. Department...

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...

February 18, 2015
Energy Department Announces 2016 Collegiate Wind Competition Participants

The Energy Department today announced the twelve collegiate teams that have been selected to participate in the Department's second Collegiate Wind...

November 18, 2014
Responses to Collegiate Wind Competition 2016 RFP Questions

Responses to technical questions are posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website, solicitation number RFC-5-52004. Proposals are due...

October 30, 2014
U.S. Department of Energy Wind Program Announces New Round of Funding for 2016 Collegiate Wind Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory today issued a Request for Proposals seeking teams of students to...

September 18, 2014
Collegiate Wind Competition 2016 Notice of Intent

DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has announced that it will release a request for proposals seeking teams of undergraduate students to...

September 16, 2014
Special Notice: 2016 U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) issues this Special Notice that it will release a request for...

September 4, 2014
Comeback Kids Win DOE’s Collegiate Wind Competition

This past May, ten collegiate teams from across the country descended upon Las Vegas, Nevada, to compete in the Energy Department’s inaugural...

May 8, 2014
Pennsylvania State University Wins Big In Las Vegas: Energy Department Crowns Collegiate Wind Competition Champion

Yesterday in Las Vegas, the Energy Department announced Pennsylvania State University as the winner of the inaugural Collegiate Wind Competition....

May 1, 2014
<strong>KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY</strong> From left to right: Aaron Thomsen, Stuart Disberger, Bret Gross, Cody Yost, Joe Kuhn, Lane Yoder, Hussam Alghamdi, Will Duren, Martin Mixon, Ying Huang, Alex Wurtz, Tanzila Ahmed, Armando Marquez. Not pictured: Jordan Robl, Brandon Young, Shae Pelkowski. | Photo courtesy of  Kansas State University
The Collegiate Wind Competition is Next Week: Meet the Teams Part II

Next week, 10 student teams representing colleges and universities across the country will compete in the Energy Department’s first-ever Collegiate...