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Below are stories about education and outreach featured by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office.

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May 20, 2019
Students work on their wind turbines in their team booths at the Collegiate Wind Competition 2018, in Chicago on May 8, 2018.
2020 Collegiate Wind Competition Participants Announced
DOE announces the 12 teams competing in the competition, who will gain valuable real-world experience as they prepare to enter the workforce.
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.
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 8, 2018
Farm with a wind turbine.
Wind Project Neighbor Attitudes Mostly Positive, National Survey Reveals
A study led by LBNL provides unprecedented insight into the attitudes of Americans who live near U.S. wind turbines.
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 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.
October 23, 2017
Two men hanging from a wind turbine as they work to prepare the turbine.
Everything You Need to Know about Wind Turbine Technicians
Want to hover hundreds of feet in the air on an average work day? Then being a wind technician may be just for you.
April 25, 2017
Group photo of Collegiate Wind Competition 17 teams and organizers at the National Wind Technology Center.  Photo Courtesy | Lee J. Fingersh, NREL
EERE Success Story—Penn State Earns Top Honors at the Collegiate Wind Competition 2017 Technical Challenge on Earth Day
Last week at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) near Boulder, Colorado, teams from 10 of the 12 universities that participated in the U.S D...
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...

June 14, 2016
VIDEO: How to Build a Wind Turbine in less than 20 Minutes
The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Wind and Water Power Technologies Office provides a simple step-...
May 23, 2016
Energy Department Announces Partnership with DWEA to Support Wind for Schools Program

The Wind Program announced that the Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) has been selected as a partner to support the long-term...

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 11, 2016
Collegiate Wind Competition Set to Blow AWEA WINDPOWER 2016 Away

When you add passionate collegiate competitors and their pioneering wind turbine designs to America’s largest wind industry event, you get a...

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...

January 12, 2016
DOE and NREL Issue Sources Sought for Wind for Schools Project Sustainability Plan

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), today issued a formal notice of intent...

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 18, 2015
Twelve Collegiate Teams Gear Up to Compete at WINDPOWER 2016

DOE’s second Collegiate Wind Competition that will take place at the annual American Wind Energy Association WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition in...