Kidwind teacher workshop is June 16-17

A Wind Energy: Science and Technology Workshop will be held Monday and Tuesday, June 16 and 17, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in 141 and 156 Starcher Hall. You are invited to visit the workshop to see the activities for wind energy at the middle/high school levels.

From the grain grinders of ancient Holland to the wind farms being constructed around North Dakota, wind power has captured the public imagination with its simplicity and elegance. Dig deeper into the wind and introduce your students to the science and technology behind the fastest growing energy resource in the world.

This course will appeal to middle/high school science and technical education teachers who are interested in renewable energy, physics, engineering and design. No knowledge of wind energy is required to attend the course. In this two-day course, participants will learn the basic principles behind wind energy and how to introduce students to wind energy concepts using standards-based activities in an engaging, hands-on manner. This course will also include a tour of the LM Glasfiber’s wind turbine blade manufacturing plant in Grand Forks. We will also explore renewable energy research taking place at the Energy & Environmental Research Center.

LM Glasfiber, Dakota Resource Council and the Grand Forks County Citizens Coalition (affiliate of Dakota Resource Council) and the Department of Technology are sponsoring this course; LM Glasfiber is providing funding for this course. For more information on the workshop (directions, agenda and speaker information) on our project call 651-325-8149 or visit
-- C. Ray Diez, Associate Professor, Technology,, 777-2198