Students participating in the Upward Bound summer program at Paul D. Camp Community College were presented a wind turbine challenge by associate professor of electricity/electrical Mike Forrest.
“The students were put into groups of three and given instructions to build a wind turbine that could lift 3 kilograms of weight one meter high,” explained Upward Bound Director Travis Parker. A fan blew from one meter away when the students demonstrated the results of their turbines. Nine different groups participated.
“One wind turbine lifted 5 kilograms, another lifted 200 kilograms and another 250,” said Parker.
The Upward Bound program includes this six-week educational summer session that is held on the Franklin Campus. For more information, visit http://www.pdc.edu/future-students/upward-bound/