KidWind has already held four KidWind Challenges this spring and there are more coming! Events are planned for New York, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, Washington, Georgia and Minnesota. For a full listing of challenges and details about registration, visit this link.
In June, KidWind will be teaming up with the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) to hold another HUGE KidWind Challenge at one of the largest Wind Power Conferences in the world! This year KidWind will be holding the Student Challenge on the trade show floor – where students will be able to brush shoulders and interact with thousands of professionals in the wind industry.
At the KidWind Challenge, students design and construct small-scale wind turbines from scratch. KidWind brings a custom-built, portable wind tunnel to the competition – where student teams test their wind turbines to see who can produce the most power! There will be opportunities to win cash prizes this year, and all participants will get t-shirts. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the WINDPOWER Conference for free, hear from some incredible guest speakers, and show off your engineering prowess to the pros!
What is a KidWind Challenge?
The KidWind Challenge is a student-oriented wind turbine design contest — think pine wood derby for wind power!
Over a period of a few months, students spend time designing and constructing their own wind turbines with the goal of creating a device that is efficient, elegant and highly functional. To accomplish this task, and arrive prepared at a Challenge, students must perform research to better understand the science of wind, be analytical about testing protocols, think creatively about solutions to problems and work collaboratively to get their project completed on time.
Interested?! KidWind has hundreds of students signed up and are looking for Judges, Mentors and Coaches in some locations.
|Garden City Challenge – Cradle of Aviation||Garden City||New York||Fri, 05/04/2012||Register online|
|Iowa Energy Games Challenge 2012||Cedar Falls||Iowa||Fri, 05/04/2012||No online registration|
|Pennsylvania Challenge 2012||State College||Pennsylvania||Sat, 05/05/2012||Register online|
|MN R.E. Challenge 2012||St. Paul||Minnesota||Sat, 05/05/2012||No online registration|
|Western MA Science & Sustainability Expo||Greenfield||Massachusetts||Sat, 05/05/2012||Register online|
|Canada KidWind Challenge!!||Lethbridge||Alberta||Fri, 05/11/2012||No online registration|
|Ellensburg WA Challenge 2012||Ellensburg||Washington||Sat, 05/12/2012||Register online|
|Tech Wars South – Buffalo NY 2012||Orchard Park||New York||Thu, 05/17/2012||Register online|
|KidWind Challenge – Lower Hudson||Somers||New York||Fri, 05/18/2012||Register online|
|Baltimore Challenge 2012||Baltimore||Maryland||Sat, 05/19/2012||Register online|
|Atlanta Challenge 2012 (Grade 4-8)||Atlanta||Georgia||Mon, 06/04/2012||Register online|
|Atlanta Challenge 2012 (Grade 9-12)||Atlanta||Georgia||Tue, 06/05/2012||Register online|
|Virginia Challenge – June 2012||Harrisonburg||Virginia||Sat, 06/16/2012|