Are you ready for the 2024 Windstorm Challenge? If you aren’t, then gear up!
The Advanced Structures & Composites Center’s (ASCC) Windstorm Challenge engages middle and high school students to work on a fun, hands-on engineering project. After completing renewable energy and floating offshore wind curriculums in their classrooms, students build and test their own floating wind turbines at the Alfond W2 Wind-Wave tank. In the past challenge, over 600 middle and high school students came and tested their wind turbines at our completely free STEM carnival. The first-place winning high school team earns a scholarship to the University of Maine (approximate value of $60,000), where they will work here at the ASCC, receiving their scholarship as a stipend while gaining hands-on engineering experience.
Middle and high school teachers: register your teams here.