05.13.2022 – AZ KidWind Challenge 2022 Awards

Students discussing their turbine design.

The KidWind Challenge is a hands-on design competition that engages students in STEM through the lens of wind energy. Student teams design and construct small wind turbines that they test, and then virtually present their design process and demonstrate their conceptual knowledge on renewable energy. The challenge is a team effort by teachers, students, engineers, and practitioners, all working to make wind energy education and other renewable energy education accessible in classrooms around the world.

Teams testing their wind turbines in the wind tunnel.

Congratulations to ALL teams that submitted to our AZ KidWind Challenge, this year. We loved seeing your projects and hope you participate again next year. Check out all projects here.

And now, announcing, the winners, all from Coconino High School:

1st Place: Material Girlz
2nd Place: Windy Sun Man
3rd Place: The Spinners

We will be reaching out to all participating teams to distribute certificates of participation. Good job everyone!

In addition, thank you to these five NAU Collegiate Wind Competition team members: Mikela, Tess, Cādo, Ben and Davis. Not only did they just graduate from NAU, but they are traveling to San Antonio, TX to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition! Good luck and thank you for all of your help with our renewable energy programming this semester.