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Baugh Wind Energy Design Competition

You can change the world! Oklahoma Christian University, with the help of Dr. Benton Baugh, is seeking creative minds to design the wind turbines of tomorrow. Are you up to the challenge?

Wind Turbine Prototypes

Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded to the STEM organizations of the winning teams

  • $1000 First Place
  • $750 Second Place
  • $500 Third Place
  • $1000 Halladay Design Award for Exceptional Ingenuity

The con­test is open to Mid­dle School and High School teams. For ques­tions and con­cerns, con­tact Dr. Wayne Wha­ley at wayne.​whaley@​oc.​edu.

Register a team

Dates & Deadlines

Mark your calendar with these important dates:

December 13, 2019

Registration Deadline

February 7, 2020

Design Reports Due by 5:00 pm.

Email submissions are encouraged.

February 14, 2020

Optional Rotor Pretest by 5:00 pm.

Rotor pretesting is strongly encouraged. This will allow teams to ensure their turbine is eligible for competition before the competition date.

February 15, 2020

Competition Day

Design Report Guide­lines | Due Feb­ru­ary 72020

Design Reports are worth 25 points of the total competition score. For a detailed explanation of lab report sections and contents, refer to the document below.

Wind competition participant testing turbine

Poster Pre­sen­ta­tion

Poster Presentation is worth 25 points of the total competition score. Your poster presentation should resemble the Science Fair Board image below. The content for each section will be from your lab report. Be sure that the information on the poster presentation is a summary of the information in the lab report. Remember: the poster is a visual aid, not written material. Include images, color, and eye-catching materials to the design. Make the poster neat and professional looking.

Group of wind competition participants

About Our Sponsor

Benton Baugh is an energy engineer and inventor with 50 years of experience in oilfield and sub-sea systems. He holds more than 100 patents and founded Radoil, Inc. He has donated patents to OC's ABET-accredited undergraduate programs in computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering so faculty and students could develop new solutions to practical problems. His Christian service includes helping develop the Spring Branch Iglesia de Cristo and serving as co-chairman for the 2012 Day of Good Works, an initiative of Houston-area churches of Christ.

Benton Baugh