Collegiate Wind Turbine Competition

2019 Competition

  • The 2019 Competition will be a Technical Challenge held at or near the National Wind Technology Center in Colorado in Spring 2019.¬† This competition will focus on design and tunnel testing as well as siting and project development.
  • Rules and Requirements for this competition are expected to be released in August, 2018.

2018 Competition

  • The 2018 Competition took place at Windpower 2018, Chicago, IL, May 7-10 – The team was awarded 2nd place overall!
  • 2018 Rules & Requirements
  • PSU Team Page on DOE Website
  • The team is composed of a wide variety of majors including Engineers, Business, and any students interested in wind energy and entrepreneurship of new product development.¬† As of January 2018, we had over 50 students involved in the competition activities across 17 majors!
  • We have been engaged in several outreach activities:
    • 2017 Rotor STEM day
    • Tour for stEMPOWERed Girls program Fall 2017
    • Tour for Environmental Science class from Mifflin County High School Jan 2018
    • Volunteering to help with 2018 PA KidWind Challenge

Previous Years Competition 

  • 1st in 2014 Collegiate Wind Competition


  • 3rd in 2015 Collegiate Wind Competition Technical Challenge
  • 1st in 2016 Collegiate Wind Competition


  • 1st in 2017 Collegiate Wind Competition Technical Challenge

  • 2nd in 2018 Collegiate Wind Competition