Collegiate Wind Competition

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June 1, 2020 9:00AM EDT to June 4, 2020 4:00PM EDT

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This biennial event challenges multidisciplinary teams of undergraduate students to develop a project plan based on wind energy market and siting considerations, design and build a model wind turbine, and test their turbine against a set of rigorous performance criteria. The participating teams will combine the expertise of students from a variety of programs, such as engineering, business, communications, and social science, to develop state-of-the-art wind energy solutions as a team. Participants will intertwine academic coursework with tangible, hands-on learning, and earn valuable real-world experience as they prepare to enter the workforce.

Each team brings diverse experiences and unique perspectives to the competition, representing schools from around the country. The Collegiate Wind Competition 2020 will bring together the next generation of wind energy pioneers with today's industry leaders at the annual American Wind Energy Association WINDPOWER Conference in Denver, Colorado, June 1–4, 2020.

The U.S. Department of Energy has held the Collegiate Wind Competition every other year at the American Wind Energy Association’s WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition since 2014. The inaugural competition helped lay the groundwork for what has become the country's most prominent undergraduate-level wind energy competition.

The colleges and universities selected to participate in the Collegiate Wind Competition 2020 are:

California State University, Chico
California State University Maritime Academy
James Madison University
University of Maryland
University of New Haven
Northern Arizona University
The Pennsylvania State University
Texas Tech University
Tuskegee University
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Washington State University-Everett with Everett Community College
University of Wisconsin-Madison