WRISE 2017 Champion Honoree
Michael Arquin is the director of the KidWind Project and is currently engaged in a variety of projects to improve the quality of materials and training related to wind energy education for K-12 science and technology teachers. Prior to starting KidWind he was a middle and high school science educator teaching Biology, Chemistry and Physical Science. Michael was also a lead developer and teacher trainer at the Boston Museum of Science on a variety of projects including the Engineering is Elementary curriculum initiative, a $5M NSF initiative to develop engineering education for elementary teachers and students.

The WoWE Champion Lineage includes
2017 Champion – Michael Arquin, Director – KidWind Project

2016 Champion – Anne McEntee, President & CEO Onshore Wind, GE Renewable Energy

2015 Champion Ed DeMeo, President, Renewable Energy Consulting Services, Inc

2014 Champion – Dr. James A. Walker, Vice Chairman of the Board of EDF Renewable Energy

2013 Champion – Ian Baring-Gould, Senior Mechanical Engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

2012 Champion – William H Holmes, Partner at K&L Gates