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Young Students Develop Bright Ideas Through STEM Initiative
October 2, 2008
Tatyana Emamali, Kosiba Oshodi-Glover and Renzo Callejas meticulously lined the inside of a cardboard pizza box with black construction paper as they chatted excitedly about testing out their creation. The Mesa middle school students fashioned a reflective aluminum foil panel to the box top and wondered aloud if the solar ovens they were building really could melt the cheese on nachos.
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