Winslow Junior High School’s STEM class students recently traveled to the University of Southern Maine in Portland to compete in the Maine KidWind Challenge, according to a news release from the school.

Students designed and built wind turbines for the competition. Schools from across the state competed for the most electricity generated, design innovation, use of recycled materials, and knowledge and understanding of wind power.

The Winslow team of Micah Dickson and Ross Hughes placed first, earning them the chance to compete at the National Kid Wind Challenge, to be held at the American Wind Energy Association’s Windpower Conference this May in New Orleans.

Micah and Ross had designed blades from insulating foam board and a gear train for power generation. They also created a presentation to document their design process and knowledge of wind power.

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