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COBE Students Team Up with Engineering Students and Place Third in Collegiate Wind Competition

Boise State team at the Department of Energy's Collegiate Wind Competition
COBE students are the four at the end of the blue shirts row: Tim, Carson, Ashley and Colin.

Entrepreneurship management students Carson Heagen, Ashley Hulse, Colin Lesch and Tim Watkins teamed up with engineering students to participate in the Collegiate Wind Competition sponsored by the Department of Energy.

COBE professor, Kent Neupert, was an advisor to the team.

“A unique feature of the U.S. Department of ¬†Energy’s wind power competition is that it requires teams to comprise engineering and business students acting together to create a working prototype product and a viable business to bring the product to market, all as a cohesive package. This cross-functional team prepares students for what they will experience in the workplace. COBE entrepreneurship students and engineering students worked nine months to develop an idea for a wind turbine that would meet a market need and then they made it a reality,” Neupert said.

The Boise State University students placed third, beating nine other colleges selected to compete from around the country. Pennsylvania State University placed first and the University of Massachusetts Lowell, second.