KidWind Challenge

UPDATE: The State KidWind Challenge has been cancelled due to concerns with COVID-19.

The KidWind Challenge, which officially kicked off in 2009, is an annual event that allows students to explore the power of wind by building and testing their own wind turbines and then competing against other teams in their age division (4th-8th or 9th-12th). The top two winners in each age division from each of the regional challenges move on to compete at the statewide competition. Winning teams at the statewide KidWind Challenge are invited to the National KidWind Challenge. For 2020, the National Challenge will be held in Denver. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at ksenergyprog@ksu.edu

The 2020 Kansas Regional KidWind Challenges occurred between February 12 and March 6. Please see the map below to find out the top winners at each Challenge (or view a detailed PDF). The State KidWind Challenge, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2020 in Topeka, has been cancelled due to concerns with coronavirus (COVID-19). 

2020 Regional Kansas KidWind Challenge winners

Important KidWind Challenge documents

2020 KidWind Challenge sponsors and partners
 
KCC logo  

ENEL Logo

  EDP Renewables
         
Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc Logo  

Evergy logo

  Kansas Energy Program logo
       
Green Tech Academy   Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center Logo   Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers (TCALC) Logo
         
Village Square Mall logo   Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Company Logo   Wolf Creek Young Generation in Nuclear Logo

    Past Kansas KidWind Challenge results