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
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
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 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
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
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
The map currently features approximately 250 school projects.
May 21, 2011
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
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
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
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.