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.

Learn more here or here.

Interested?!  KidWind has hundreds of students signed up and are looking for Judges, Mentors and Coaches in some locations.

Contact Joe and Mike at KidWind to get involved.


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

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