JMU Students Compete in Collegiate Wind Competition

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Eric Gorton

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Awards for this year's competition were announced Friday, June 11, with the JMU team placing fourth overall among 13 undergraduate teams from across the country and receiving high marks from judges and faculty mentors alike. The Collegiate Wind Competition is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Each year, the Collegiate Wind Competition integrates a new challenge into the contest that reflects real-world wind industry needs. Taking the COVID-19 pandemic and the threat of supply chain disruptions into account, the 2021 challenge tasked teams with developing projects for deployment in highly uncertain times, with a significant degree of unknown risks and delays. This year’s competition also featured a new “Connection Creation Contest,” which challenged students to engage with industry professionals, their local communities and local media outlets, in order to broaden their understanding of the workforce and educate new audiences about the benefits of wind and renewable energy.

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Involves Faculty, Involves Students


JMU Campus Scope, National Scope


Spring 2021


One Time Only

Areas of Engagement

Engaged Learning


Conference, Event

On/Off campus

Off campus

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