2021 Collegiate Wind Competition to Focus on Outreach and Planning for Adaptability

Oct. 23, 2020

A new academic year is underway, which means a new class of college students is preparing for the 2021 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Collegiate Wind Competition (CWC), with winners being announced in June 2021. With the future in mind, the organizers of the CWC have integrated the theme of adaptability into the 2021 challenge, which calls on teams to research, design, and build a turbine for deployment in highly uncertain times, with a large degree of unknown risks and potential delays. The 2021 competition will also feature a new Connection Creation Contest, which requires teams to conduct outreach within the wind industry, their local communities, and local media outlets. By supporting students in developing vital skills for an evolving workforce, the themes of the 2021 competition will further the CWC’s mission to help prepare college students for careers in the wind industry. Read more.