The very first KidWind Challenge was held in a science classroom in Monterey, CA, in 2003. Watch the above video made by Mike Arquin, who would soon become the founder of KidWind.
Years later, with support from NYSERDA, we held our first official KidWind Challenge in Albany, NY, way back in 2009. Since then, hundreds of KidWind Challenge Events have been held nationwide, and a few events have even been hosted abroad.
Without some important visionaries, the KidWind Challenge would never have become the success that it is today. These organizations and individuals went out on a limb and helped us start something great. We thank them for their passion, energy, and continued support.
New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA)
- Dick Michaud (formerly of the Department of Energy Boston Office)
- Wright Center for Science Education at Tufts University
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
- Trudy Forsyth (formerly of NREL Wind Technology Center)