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Collegiate Wind Competition News

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 20, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition helps undergraduates learn the real-world skills they need to grow America's clean energy economy.

  • May 19, 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 (AWEA) WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans. Whether you’re coming from near or far, it’s time to plan your visit to check out the next generation of wind-industry professionals.

  • May 12, 2016
    U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition organizers have announced the judges for the 2016 competition, which will take place May 24-25 at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) WINDPOWER conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • May 5, 2016

    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 the University of Maryland, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Massachusetts Lowell, and University of Wisconsin–Madison.

    These teams are putting all of their creativity and determination into innovative projects that have the potential to change the world. Read-on to discover their strategies for success.

  • April 29, 2016
    As the U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition 2016 draws another week closer and the teams make their final preparations for travel, we have four more teams to spotlight participating in the competition this year in New Orleans, Louisiana. This week, meet the teams from Northern Arizona University, The Pennsylvania State University, Universidad del Turabo, and University of Alaska Fairbanks. From the frigid north of Alaska to the tropical island of Puerto Rico, this year's competition shows that wind energy can be found all over the globe. Northern Arizona University
  • April 21, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition 2016 kicks off Monday, May 23 with the competitors testing their wind technology and concluding on Wednesday, May 25 at the American Wind Energy Association WINDPOWER conference in New Orleans. The Collegiate Wind Competition will gather 12 teams of talented university students from across the country for an intense competition to showcase their advancements in wind energy.

  • February 24, 2016
    What will motivate America’s youth to reach for high-demand jobs in growing industry sectors? By sharing the excitement of cutting-edge careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), professionals are helping dreams take shape for these young people. The Energy Department – in collaboration with public and private partners – sponsors a fun, interactive initiative called the STEM Mentoring Café to expose students to STEM careers. We caught up with the EERE Education team at the February event hosted at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C.
  • May 4, 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 for their innovative wind turbine design.

  • February 18, 2015
    The Energy Department today announced the twelve collegiate teams that have been selected to participate in the Department's second Collegiate Wind Competition. The Collegiate Wind Competition challenges teams of undergraduate students to design and build a model wind turbine based on market research and siting considerations, develop a business plan to market their products, and test their turbines against a set of rigorous performance criteria.
  • October 30, 2014

    The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory today issued a Request for Proposals seeking teams of students to participate in the 2016 U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition.

  • May 1, 2014

    Next week, 10 student teams representing colleges and universities across the country will compete in the Energy Department’s first-ever Collegiate Wind Competition, which is designed to prepare talented young people for careers in the wind energy industry and enable academic institutions to showcase the ingenuity of their students. Meet five of these talented, creative teams.

  • April 25, 2014

    In just two weeks, student teams representing colleges and universities across the country will compete in the Energy Department’s first ever Collegiate Wind Competition. Meet five of the 10 teams and learn about their innovative designs and ideas for advancing wind energy technologies.

  • April 14, 2014

    The champions of both the men's and women's college basketball tournaments were crowned last week, but there’s another important competition on the horizon that could help America win the clean energy game. Find out how the Collegiate Wind Competition in May will enable the nation’s future scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs to continue advancing the wind energy industry.

  • January 23, 2014

    Competition aims to cultivate wind-specific interests and skills among the next generation of industry leaders, will feature 10 teams of students throughout the country who will design and construct lightweight, portable wind turbines intended to power small electronic devices.

  • January 30, 2013

    The RFP and responses to technical questions (Amendment 1) are available on the Federal Business Opportunities website, solicitation number RFC-3-23003.

  • January 8, 2013

    The competition is a forum for students to investigate innovative wind energy concepts; gain experience designing, building, and testing a wind turbine to perform according to a customized market data-derived business plan; and increase their knowledge of wind industry barriers.