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PPS ‘Windgineers’ Compete in KidWind Challenge

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PPS ‘Windgineers’ Compete in KidWind Challenge
Posted on 03/19/2019
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More than 80 “windgineers” on 28 teams from York, Topsham, Winslow, Freeport and Portland will take part in the 2019 Maine State KidWind Challenge on Wednesday, March 20, at Ocean Gateway in Portland.

The KidWind Challenge is an event that allows students to explore the power of wind by building and testing their own wind turbines. Wind tunnel testing and presentations will take place between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Daniel Chuhta, the deputy commissioner of the Maine Department of Education will be on hand in the afternoon to watch the action and address the young windgineers.

The top two teams from the middle and high school divisions will be invited to the National KidWind Challenge in Houston, which runs May 21-23.

The Portland Public Schools and KidWind are partnering together to promote and support this STEM education challenge for students around the state.

PHOTO: Windgineers from King Middle School test their floating offshore wind turbine.