Seattle University is one of 12 universities that has been selected to compete in the 2018 Collegiate Wind Competition, an event supported by the Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Labs.
Students will form interdisciplinary teams to develop technical and business plans for a marketable wind turbine. At the competition, the team will bring a scaled model of the turbine to undergo wind tunnel testing; furthermore, the business plan will be presented and judged by a panel of wind industry experts.
Over the next year, the team will be supported by faculty from the College of Science and Engineering and the Albers Business School, as well as an external committee of local wind energy professionals.
Pictured here: Seattle University Mechanical Engineering seniors on a fact-finding trip to the Wild Horse Wind & Solar Facility in Ellensburg, Wash.