Wind Challenge

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The 2017 event was held on Saturday, March 11, at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center, 402 East Scenic Dr., The Dalles. Thank you to the 38 teams who competed and dozens of volunteers who made it all possible!

Congratulations to the 2017 winners! Read all about them here.

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 the 2017 event schedule here.

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.

 View pictures from the 2017 event here or watch the video below!

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