Students use STEM to help their community

Finalists show off science-based designs to solve local problems

By Bethany Brookshire, 14:39 PM May 6, 2014

As we walk around our communities, it’s easy to see problems that need fixing. Maybe there are signs of crime. Maybe we see air conditioning units running and realize just how much energy we use every day. Or maybe we worry about the impacts of floating plastic bottles on the ducks beside them in our favorite pond.

Many of us will just go about our daily lives trying to ignore these problems. But this year, middle-school and high-school classrooms across the United States tackled such local pr...

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