U of G Hosts High School Wind Energy Competition

April 19, 2013 - News Release

The wind will blow in Ontario high school students April 26 for this year's WindENG design competition.

Students from 24 schools from Kingston to Toronto to Windsor will show off their designs for energy-generating wind turbines and compete for cash prizes.

Wind turbine designs will be judged by a panel of practising engineers and U of G faculty, and will be tested in the University's wind tunnel.

Contestants will vie for top three awards as well as prizes for most original and most innovative designs.

The top prize will go to the team whose windmill produces the highest average power output.

The winning entry will be acquired by the Canada Science and Technology Museum for the national collection in Ottawa.

For more information, contact Andrea Woon-Fat, 519 824-4120, Ext. 53730.

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona Hunt, 519-824-4120, Ext. 53338, lhunt@uoguelph.ca; or Kevin Gonsalves, Ext. 56982, kgonsalves@uoguelph.ca.

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