Wind Challenge


Peg Caliendo
Special Projects Manager, (541) 506-6024

Thank you for participating in 2015 Wind Challenge, a hands-on program that fuels student interest in science, technology and wind energy!

See pictures from the event.

Download your team results.

During the event, teams of three to six middle school and high school students learned about wind turbine technology and design, and applied their skills in an all-day competition to build, test, and present their wind turbine models to a group of judges.

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes were given to three high school teams and three middle school teams whose wind turbines had the strongest mechanical power, fastest speed for transferring the kinetic energy, and the most electrical power generated. More than 200 students participated in the event!

This year’s event was organized by Columbia Gorge Community College and Google.

Check Who has Participated!


High School Teams

  • Camas High School
  • Columbia High School (3)
  • Dufur High School
  • Goldendale Homeschoolers (2)
  • Heppner High School (2)
  • Home School - The Wolves
  • Hood River Valley High School (2)
  • Klickitat High School
  • Lyle High School
  • Riverside High School
  • South Wasco County
  • The Dalles High School
  • Wishram High School

Middle School Teams

  • Corbett Middle School (4)
  • Klickitat Middle School (3)
  • Mill A School
  • The Dalles Middle School (3)
  • Wishram Middle School (2)
  • Wy'East Middle School