Student Training

Our students gain experience working on research projects and in internships dealing with wind energy.


Wind energy courses and laboratories at Purdue University are giving our students a competitive advantage in the job market. The Mechanical Engineering students pictured here designed and fabricated the rooftop vertical axis wind turbine shown for application in the residential small wind industry.

Students with wind turbine


Intern photo from top of tower

Photo by Joseph Yutzy, NREL Intern, Mechanical Engineering 

A student from Mechanical Engineering worked as a summer intern at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory testing a 1.5 MW utility scale wind turbine.