Run on the Wind
In the not too distant future, clean renewable energy sources will provide much of the electricity for the world's population. Wind power production is rapidly expanding, dotting the landscape with spinning turbines that promise the delivery of clean energy. Wind power is indeed a growth industry of the 21st Century and with it comes an emerging body of knowledge. Ensuring the growth of this clean energy source is largely dependent upon creating a competent well-educated workforce. Run on The Wind will provide young scholars an introduction to the field of wind science and an opportunity to consider wind science as a future academic pursuit. Open to students entering grades 7-11.
Run on The Wind provides young scholars with an introduction to the field of wind science and an opportunity to consider wind science as a future academic pursuit.
Session topics and activities include:
- Principles and physics of wind to electricity
- Environmental considerations in wind power
- Atmospherics and meteorological aspects of forecasting wind power
- Wind turbine design considerations
- Building a wind turbine
- Wind sailing at Reese Technology Center (wind permitting)
- Wind tunnel demonstration
- Model Turbine Project competition
The camp goals are to provide students with information regarding:
- Interdisciplinary nature of wind science
- What careers are possible with a degree in wind science
- What academic skills are necessary to succeed