A team of Cal Maritime students was among ten schools from across the nation competing in the first-ever U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Collegiate Wind Competition.
The inaugural competition challenged undergraduate students from multiple disciplines to design and build a lightweight, transportable wind turbine with the ability to power small electronic devices. Teams also presented a detailed business plan and demonstrated their knowledge of key market drivers and deployment opportunities. The event took place alongside the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2014 Conference and Exhibition, held in Las Vegas May 5-8.
The team from Pennsylvania State University won this year’s competition. Other schools participating included Boise State University, Colorado School of Mines, James Madison University, Kansas State University, Northern Arizona University, University of Alaska Fairbanks, University of Kansas and the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
L-R Dr. Thomas Nordenholz, Morgan Seel, Ramiro Parocua, Gerald Spencer, Ian Medina, Jennifer Ramos Ortiz, Sasha Barnett, Alexander Calder, David Chang, Eric Johnson, Samuel Gray, Glenn Fuller, and Dr. Khalid Bachkar.