Wind Challenge

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 The 2017 event will be on Saturday, March 11, approx. 8am to 4pm at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center, 402 East Scenic Dr., The Dalles. 

Wind Challenge is a hands-on program that fuels student interest in science, technology and wind energy! This event is brought to the Gorge by the Gorge Tech Alliance, Columbia Gorge Community College and Google.

During the event, teams of middle or high school students learn about wind turbine technology and design, and apply their skills in an all-day competition to build, test, and present their wind turbine models to a group of judges. A hands-on STEM Fair from noon to 3:30 p.m. keeps the participants busy and is open to the public for free. View a draft schedule of the 2017 event here (updated Feb. 21).

Prizes are given to the three high school teams and the three middle school teams whose wind turbines had the fastest speed for transferring the kinetic energy and the most electrical power generated.

Congratulations to the 2016 winners! Read all about them here. View pictures from the 2016 event here or watch the video below!

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