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Below are news stories involving NREL Education Programs.

May 30, 2014

Model Car Races Put Creativity on the Line

Middle school students' design and engineering skills tested on the racetrack.

May 17, 2014

Winners for NREL’s 24th Solar and Lithium Ion Car Races

Indy-500-style checkered flags, high-tech neoprene rubber tracks, and of course, sponsor decals graced the site of today’s Junior Solar Sprint and Lithium Ion Battery car competitions for Colorado’s middle schoolers. Nearly 300 students on 74 teams from 21 Colorado schools converged on Dakota Ridge High School to vie for a spot in the final races using solar and lithium ion battery powered vehicles they designed and built themselves.

May 12, 2014

NREL Announces Participants in National Executive Education Program

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected 17 leaders to participate in its 2014 Executive Energy Leadership program (Energy Execs), which empowers executives to integrate clean energy solutions in their communities.

May 12, 2014

NREL Hosts Race to Zero-Energy Homes

Twenty-eight teams from U.S. and Canadian universities convene at NREL for student design competition.

May 1, 2014

Collegiate Wind Competition Turbines Go Blade-to-Blade in Wind Tunnel Tests at WINDPOWER

Ten small wind turbines will go blade-to-blade in wind tunnel tests at the inaugural U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Collegiate Wind Competition that runs concurrently with the AWEA 2014 WINDPOWER Conference, May 6–7, 2014, at the Mandalay Bay Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

April 21, 2014

NREL Looks for Star Science Students

Laboratory and aspiring scientists both benefit from Research Participant Program.

March 10, 2014

2014 Science Bowl Adds New Rivals, New Friends

Boulder's Fairview High School beats out 47 other teams to claim victory in this year’s state competition.

March 4, 2014

NREL Energizes Outreach at Education Center

Revamped facility and programming bring renewable energy and energy efficiency knowledge to students, adult groups, and the community.

March 1, 2014

Fairview High School Wins 24th Colorado Science Bowl

Students from Boulder’s Fairview High School beat out 47 other teams to win today’s Colorado Science Bowl. They will represent Colorado at the Energy Department’s (DOE) National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., April 24-28, where they will compete against more than 400 students from 70 high schools for the national title.

January 23, 2014

Collegiate Wind Competition Set to Blow into Vegas in May

To help the nation’s future scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs continue to advance the wind industry, the Energy Department (DOE) established the first everDOE Collegiate Wind Competition. The competition will be held May 5–7 alongside the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) WINDPOWER® 2014 Conference & Exhibition at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

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