October 4th: Team sign up deadline
October 25th: Abstracts due
October 28th-November 1st: Crowd discuss of abstracts on Facebook
November 15th: Submit revised abstracts
November 18th: Announcement of project ideas
November 18th- March 6th: Work on your Round 2 project
March 6th: Submission deadline for Round 2 project
March 16th- March 24th: Crowd discuss on Facebook
March 25th: Winners announced!
$4,000 1st Prize
$2,500 2nd Prize
$500 Crowd vote
$500 Critic Award
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Kinetic energy storage is the use of motion to store energy, generally for short periods of time. The most common way to do this is with a flywheel—a weighted wheel that is spun as fast as possible using excess energy. When that energy is needed, the rotary motion of the wheel is harnessed to turn kinetic energy into electricity. Alternatively, it could be used to power mechanical devices directly.
A new flywheel design could re-establish flywheels as a competitive energy storage method.