KidWind Challenge

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2019 Kansas KidWind Challenge
Region Date Location
Southwest 2/7/19 (Thu) Dodge City
(rescheduled due to weather)
Northeast 2/14/19 (Thu) Manhattan (Unger Complex)
Southeast 3/1/19 (Fri) Burlington (Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant)
Southwest 3/5/19 (Tue) Great Bend (Kansas Wetlands Education Center)
Northwest 3/7/19 (Thu) Oakley (NW Kansas Educational Service Center)
Statewide 3/30/19 (Sat) Topeka (Kansas Museum of History)

Important KidWind Challenge documents

The KidWind Challenge, which officially kicked off in 2009, is an annual event which allows students to explore the power of wind by building and testing their own wind turbines and then competing against other middle- and high-school teams. The Kansas Energy program began hosting this event in Kansas in 2018. For more information about the rules, visit

New for 2019, Kansas will host regional KidWind Challenges throughout the state! This will lower the barrier for schools from the far corners of the state to participate. Winners from each of the regional challenges will then compete at the statewide competition to determine which teams will be invited to the national KidWind Challenge. The national KidWind Challenge will take place in Houston, TX during the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) conference on May 20-23, 2019. 


Event sponsors and partners

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Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Company Logo

  Wolf Creek Young Generation in Nuclear Logo
Village Square Mall logo   Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center Logo   Kansas Wetlands Education Center

Past Kansas KidWind events