Pennsylvania Wind for Schools

The Wind for Schools' (WfS) primary objective is to engage rural Americans in wind-related projects. By facilitating installation of small wind turbines at rural K-12 schools, the WfS program provides a knowledge base for alternative energy.

Penn State students and faculty assist in site assessment, design, and installation of the wind systems and act as consultants for the schools. CSATS, along with Wind Senators Leah Bug and Dina Taucher, coordinates and provides teacher professional development, assisting teachers with the implementation of the hands-on wind curricula, bringing wind energy education into the classroom through interactive wind-related activities.


WfS Website


Host Schools


Educational Resources


PA Kid Wind Challenge

CSATS' Involvement:

  • Providing leadership support
  • Developing teacher professional development workshops in wind energy
  • Assisting in customizing the educational component of the program to the needs of selected WfS schools
This DOE-funded project is directed by Dr. Susan Stewart, Research Associate in Aerospace Engineering & Architectural Engineering with support from CSATS, TE Connectivity Foundation, and Wind Senator Dina Taucher.