The NAU Collegiate Wind Competition team soars through the competition!

Posted: Friday, June 15th 2018 at 4:49 PM

The NAU Collegiate Wind Competition teamThe NAU Collegiate Wind Competition team has made some impressions in the 17/18 academic school year. For the fifth year in a row, NAU participated in the Collegiate Wind Competition held May 2018 in Chicago. Team NAU brought home a win for the public pitch portion of the competition!

Undergraduate students from NAU’s College of Business and Mechanical and Electrical Engineering departments worked together to design, build and test a wind turbine, conduct market research and develop a business plan. Students consulted with over a dozen faculty members from different disciplines and dozens of companies in their market research and product development.

This prestigious national event is hosted by the United States Department of Energy (USDOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), co-hosted with the American Wind Energy Association at the annual WINDPOWER Conference.

For more information on the competition:

https://www.energy.gov/eere/collegiatewindcompetition/articles/shark-tank-style-pitch-event-expands-northern-arizona

http://franke.nau.edu/news/nau_wind_turbine_team_team_moves_closer_to_a_windy_solution

http://franke.nau.edu/news/fcb_students_compete_in_collegiate_wind_competition_concept_pitch/