Collegiate Wind Competition

photo of a college student building a model wind turbine

Student teams competed in turbine performance testing at the Collegiate Wind Competition 2018 in Chicago. Photo by Werner Slocum, NREL

The U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition challenges interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate students from a variety of programs to offer a unique solution to a complex wind energy project. The competition provides students with real-world experience as they prepare to enter the wind industry workforce.

Learn how to get involved with the Collegiate Wind Competition.

Collegiate Wind Competition 2018

The 2018 competition happened on May 7–10 in Chicago, Illinois, during the American Wind Energy Association WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition. Read more about the 2018 participants.

Browse the archives for past competitions.