WABI covers windstorm, wind blade challenges held at UMaine

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the Kleinschmidt Windstorm Challenge and the Maine Wind Blade Challenge, both held at the University of Maine on May 18. More than 300 middle and high school students from around the state brought their projects, which they had worked on extensively both in and outside of class, to the competitions, WABI reported. Josh Plourde, communications specialist at UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, said the competition focused on renewable energy. The winning team members from both competitions were awarded a $20,000 internship at UMaine, the report states. Event organizers said this type of event is designed to spark interest in engineering among young students.