Stetson Students Win First Place in WCASD Middle School Wind Turbine Competition

Stetson Students Win First Place in WCASD Middle School Wind Turbine Competition

Stetson Middle School wins first place in the WCASD Middle School Wind Turbine Competition Mr. Kelly (left,) Paulina Ulyanova, Cacilia Rollet, Alex Welter, CJ McCune, Kyleigh Blohm, Emma Dredge, Mr. Paris.

 Stetson Middle School students Paulina Ulyanova, Cacilia Rollet, Alex Welter, CJ McCune, Kyleigh Blohm, and Emma Dredge won first place in the West Chester Area School District's annual Middle School Wind Turbine competition. The competition is designed to help students learn about the effectiveness and limitations of wind energy technology while competing against their fellow students in an environment that is encouraging and supportive.

Students worked together in teams to design, build and test a functional creative wind turbine. The entries were judged on the efficiency of the wind turbine, innovative design, and the quality of construction in comparison to other teams.

According to the American Wind Energy Association, 20 percent of the country's electricity could be produced by wind by 2030.

 

Students test the efficiency of their wind turbine.  Students build their wind turbine.  Students submit their wind turbine data to see where it rates on the efficiency scale.