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CGCC Student Wind Challenge is May 3

Columbia Gorge Community College and Google are proud to announce the 2014 Student Wind Challenge, which will be held at The Dalles Civic Auditorium May 3.

The Wind Challenge is a creative, hands-on program that fuels student interest in science, technology and wind energy.

Students from area middle schools and high schools sign up in teams of three to six and learn about wind turbine technology from experts. Then, they use the skills and knowledge they acquire in an all-day competition during which they build, test, and present their wind turbine models to a group of judges.

There will be first-, second- and third-place prizes given to three high school teams and three middle school teams whose wind turbines have the strongest mechanical power, fastest speed for transferring the kinetic energy, and the most electrical power generated.

In addition to the Wind Challenge competition, there will be a STEM fair at the event featuring local programs for students — elementary to high school — to get involved in STEM activities like robotics, wind energy, and more.

The event will be held Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Dalles Civic Auditorium, 323 E. Fourth St., The Dalles.

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For more information visit windchallenge.org.

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