Wind for Schools' legacy lives on in Neb.

The Department of Energy's Wind for Schools program may have ended on Oct. 1, but its legacy lives on, industry experts said. In Nebraska, more than 200 students have taken part in wind-energy courses offered by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and many of them have went on to have careers in the industry, said Jerry Hudgins, director of the university's Wind Applications Center, which was created in support of the Wind for Schools program. Plans are in place to expand the wind energy curriculum to Nebraska's elementary schools and to organize wind-energy workshops for adults.

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