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News Archives - 2011

October 31, 2011

Establishing a Community College Wind Energy and Turbine Technology Program: Wind Powering America Lessons Learned

Iowa Lakes Community College is one of the first colleges to earn the AWEA Seal of Approval for wind turbine technician training programs. Wind Powering America interviewed the director of the program and his team about lessons learned while developing their innovative program.

October 25, 2011

Eudora High School Video Club Produces Time-Lapse Video of Turbine Installation

The school is participating in Wind Powering America's Wind for Schools project, which is administered by Kansas State University's Wind Applications Center.

October 11, 2011

Arizona Wind for Schools Team Installs Two Turbines

Middle school students will perform engineering activities and learn about wildlife and siting concepts with the support of staff and university students from Northern Arizona University's Wind for Schools project team.

August 16, 2011

Wind Powering America Updates Maps of Educational Programs and Schools

Wind Powering America added 25 new universities or community colleges to an interactive map identifying wind energy education programs across the United States. WPA also added 10 new schools to an interactive map that identifies more than 250 schools with operating or planned wind turbines.

August 8, 2011

NREL Mentors Keep It Real For Summer Interns

Student interns at NREL have a unique opportunity for hands-on research and their mentors learn a thing or two along the way.

July 21, 2011

DOE Announces Funding for Nationwide Student Clean Energy Business Competitions

The funding will support up to six regional competitions that will inspire, mentor, and train students from across the country to develop successful business plans to create a new generation of American clean energy companies.

July 5, 2011

School Wind Turbine Installations Map Updated

The map currently features approximately 250 school projects.

May 21, 2011

Student Winners Announced in Solar and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Races

Sixty-five teams from 24 Colorado schools participated in today's Junior Solar Sprint and Hydrogen Fuel Cell car competitions hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The student teams raced solar or hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles they designed and built themselves.

May 12, 2011

Wind for Schools: An ASES Small Wind Division Webinar

NREL and the American Solar Energy Society Small Wind Division co-hosted the webinar which presented on Wind Powering America's Wind Application Centers.

April 22, 2011

NREL to "Teach the Teachers" of Jeffco's Solar on Schools program

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), will introduce curriculum in partnership with Jeffco's Solar on Schools program that has plans to install 100kw PV systems on 30 district schools. Once the curriculum is developed and tested, Jeffco hopes that other schools will also adopt alternative renewable energy curriculum.

January 29, 2011

Fairview High School Wins Colorado Science Bowl

Students from Fairview High School Team 1 won the Colorado High School Science Bowl today. They will go on to the 21st National Science Bowl in Washington D.C. on Apr. 28 – May 2, where they will compete for the national title against more than 450 students from 68 high schools.


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