Wildcat Wind Power
Wildcat Wind Power is a competition design team that competes annually in the Collegiate Wind Competition hosted by The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Each year, the competition challenges our team to develop unique solutions to a complex set of wind energy projects, including the design of a small-scale wind turbine, the design of a utility-scale wind farm, and wind-related outreach in our local community. For more information, see the Collegiate Wind Competition's Rules and Regulations.
We would like to thank NREL for their support in funding our organization, with additional funding support from the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering, the Alan Levin Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering and the Mike Wiegers Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
How to Join
Wildcat Wind Power is always looking for more students to join our organization. Although we are mainly composed of electrical and mechanical engineering students, we welcome students from all disciplines and backgrounds. We do design work in aerodynamics, 3D design and simulation, 3D manufacturing, control systems, circuit and PCB design, sensor design, power electronics, and communications. For students without a focus in engineering, we still heavily encourage you to consider joining. We always need expertise from students with a Finance and Accounting background for our project development work, civil for our foundation work, and anyone can participate in the interdisciplinary environmental outreach-related work that we do. To join, please email Brianna Wagoner at firstname.lastname@example.org.