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November 10, 2015


Students take part in Tiger Windmill Competition


Windmill contestantThe Cowley College Natural Science Department and Math & Science Club sponsored the Tiger Windmill Competition Nov. 4 in the physics lab. The competition was open to all Cowley students and cash prizes were awarded to the most efficient designs. The top three designs were created by students Tim Tong, Jenna Pfaff, and Elijah Rebold, respectively.

Students had approximately one month to design, build and test their own model windmill constructed by using only a CD ROM disk, Popsicle sticks and construction paper. During the competition the windmills were attached to a stand that was placed a set distance in front of a running box fan. Voltage probes measured the efficiency of the windmill, and winning designs were based on generating the highest average voltage during a set time frame.



Windmill contestant