The Center for Energy Education Will Host KidWind 2022 Challenge

Published November 16, 2021

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Roanoke Rapids, NC — The Center for Energy Education (C4EE) will be hosting one of three in-person, 2022 KidWind Challenges for Virginia & North Carolina. The 2022 KidWind Challenge will be held at the Center for Energy Education, 460 Airport Road, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 on April 8, 2022.

The KidWind Challenge is a hands-on design celebration that engages students through the lens of wind and solar energy. Student teams design, construct and test small scale wind turbines and solar structures at various events. A team may consist of between 1–10 students. Any student between 4th–12th grade can compete in the KidWind Challenge. There are two age divisions: 4th–8th grade and 9th–12th grade. Each team is requires to have an adult coach which can be anyone, from a classroom teacher to an enthusiastic parent.

Prior to the competition at C4EE on April 8, 2022, there will be two other in-person challenges for the Virginia & North Carolina areas. The first challenge will be held at James Madison University on March 14, 2022 and the second challenge will be held at Old Dominion University on March 25, 2022. In addition to these three in-person events, there will also be a virtual event for this competition. Winning teams from the Virginia & North Carolina Wind & Solar Competition will advance to the National KidWind Challenge.  

To register for the event please visit https://center4ee.org/event/2022-virginia-north-carolina-kidwind-challenge/ or https://www.kidwind.org/challenge/events/recpRXTW35XcJfRcZ.

For more information or questions regarding the competition, please contact John Ledgerwood, Education Consultant, Center for Energy Education at john.ledgerwood@center4ee.org or (252) 541-3004 or Remy Pangle, Director and Education Manager, Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Energy, JMU at panglerm@jmu.edu or (540) 568-8768.