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KidWind Project, The
The KidWind Project trains middle school teachers to generate meaningful curriculum around designing and building effective, tabletop, electric wind turbines. KidWind offers workshops, kits, information, and ideas for teaching about wind energy. Its curriculum is excellent for teaching engineering design. KidWind can help you think of ways to get much of the materials donated from local hardware stores.
Mesabi Range Comm & Tech College Wind Prog Eleveth MN
Mesabi Range College, featuring curriculum for wind and renewable energy education, announced in 2010 that it has received a used Vestas V-27 wind turbine generator which the Wind Energy Technology students will refurbish and install on campus. Their program offers:
*Faculty and guest speakers with wind industry experience. *Learning opportunities throughout the year at Minnesota Power's Taconite Ridge Wind Energy Center.
*Utility scale wind turbine components (Clipper 2.5MW) donated by US manufacturer Clipper Windpower.
*Learning opportunities at Clipper Windpower's wind component factory in Iowa.
*Industry leading curriculum, such as condition based monitoring.
*Mandatory wind industry internships, many leading to future employment.
*A strong advisory team that includes a utility, a manufacturer, and a large scale power ponsumer.
*Credit for prior learning for military veterans.
U MN Morris Biomass Gassification Course
Offered to UMNM students, students from nearby colleges, and adults seeking work-training. A course in chemistry, process, economics, and other studies important to understanding a biomass processing facility.