Wind champions: local students take home prizes at Google Wind Challenge
Design competition and fair in The Dalles fosters STEM skills and lots of fun
March 15, 2017
THE DALLES, Ore. – March 13, 2017—Although it was a fierce competition, only a few teams walked away as wind turbine champions earlier today as students from around the Gorge took part in the fourth annual Google Wind Challenge at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center in The Dalles. This year, more than 175 students from 38 local high schools and middle schools competed to build the competition’s top turbines.
During the Wind Challenge, student teams worked together with volunteer mentors to design, build and test their turbines. The colorful, creative machines were then presented to judges Jennifer Christensen, Pam Morse, Barbara Smith, Mary Kramer, George McLean, Dave Mason, Shauna Lic...