The International Wind Energy Academy (IWEA) is hosting an event for students from the Alberta towns of Coaldale, Vauxhall, Milk River, Bow Island, Vulcan and Picture Butte to compete in Canada's first Kid Wind Challenge.
A mix of students and teachers at each school selected the teams based on their interest in mathematics and design. Teams met multiple times over the past couple months to assemble a wind turbine.
From those meetings, teams have designed two-foot-tall wind turbines and will bring them to Lethbridge College on May 11. Students will compete against other schools with their turbine in a fabricated wind tunnel.
Judges from Lethbridge and nearby area who have a background in engineering and wind energy will evaluate the students' work. The turbines will be evaluated on how much energy they produce, blade design and other characteristics.