The Dalles
05:2420:38 PDT
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Pressure: 29.91"Hg
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Wind Challenge Saturday At Fort Dalles Readiness Center

The sixth annual Google Wind Challenge takes place on Saturday at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center.  Teams of middle and high schools students will compete to design and build the strongest and fastest wind turbine.  Jessica Metta of the Gorge Technology Alliance says there will also be a STEM Fair at the challenge that will provide a number of hands-on opportunities, including Google’s Tiltbrush, where with a virtual reality viewer a person can paint in a 3-D space.  The Gorge STEM Hub will have the tower challenge on site, Columbia Gorge Community College will have a booth for building mini-turbines, and area high school robotics clubs will take part.  The STEM Fair runs from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, while the Wind Challenge will be from eight to four at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center.