Invent a Floating Wind Turbine

The University of Maine, who has been doing extensive work on ocean wind turbine technology, is going on the road to schools across the state. This presentation is related to the efforts of the Deep Wind Consortium, which is working on research and development of deepwater offshore wind energy in the Gulf of Maine.

Students from the Advanced Structures Composites Center will be touring the state in late February through mid-March, visiting K-12 schools with an interactive lab experiment in which students will attempt to create their own floating wind turbines then test them on a miniature scale. The presentation is adaptable for grades K-12 and is completely FREE!

For more information and a video of the UMaine group in action, check out the article in the Bangor Daily News at: http://www.wabi.tv/news/10149/children-make-offshore-wind-turbines

If you’d like to have the UMaine group come to your school, please contact:

Elizabeth Viselli
Email: elizabeth.viselli@umit.maine.edu
Phone: 581-2831

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