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Aston students harness wind turbine technologies

Wind turbine

15 May 2013

Aston Engineering students showcased their green-energy credentials with a range of self- designed wind turbines.

 Using a variety of materials including wood, steel and plastic, students were able to create a range of innovative designs as part of one of their engineering modules.

The event held on Aston’s campus allowed students to present their turbines to low carbon industry professionals as part of the student trade show, where over 17 built turbines were in display.

It is another event success for EAS students, with a previous Electric Car Race day’ on campus where students were involved in building and racing ten student-built electric race cars.

Other success stories involve a group of students who took part in 2013 VEX Robotics world championship in California last month, where they finished best scoring team in Europe. A group of EAS students are also currently competing in the Shell Eco-marathon competition in Rotterdam, Holland this week after having wonthe ‘innovative design award in the same completion, last year.

The best of student design will also be on display at the annual Aston Inspired Design show 2013 in June, where product design and engineering students will be showcasing their final year projects.

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For further media information please contact Eva Tabora, Aston University Communications on 0121 204 4294 or e.tabora@aston.ac.uk .