Wednesday, October 17, 2012

We did it!

The exciting journey into STEM education continues this school year 2012-13!  Our pre-engineering class of home educated high school students has won a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams prize for our proposed invention: a turbine for capturing shear wind energy from traffic flow, and novel wind tunnel for testing.

"Engineering the Future" is a group of fifteen students who meet at the ACTS home education co-operative in Charlottesville, VA.  ETF began brainstorming over a year ago and submitted their initial proposal to the LMIT foundation in April of 2012.  Today, October 17, LMIT announced that we were granted $10,000 to bring our invention to life.

ETF is the only home educated group to win the prize this year.  We thank Lemelson-MIT for their vision of supporting youth in their pursuit of STEM and invention.

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