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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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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 30, 2019
robot-deployed autonomous inspection system against the sun and a blue sky.
Happy New (Fiscal) Year!
As we embark on a new fiscal year, we’d like to share some of our key accomplishments from Fiscal Year 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 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
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...

June 14, 2016
VIDEO: How to Build a Wind Turbine in less than 20 Minutes
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...