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STEM Education Inspires Teen to Solve the Food Transport Issue

On April 20th, 2023, yahoo!finance shared an inspiring story about a High School Junior from Illinois coming up with a solution to bring more produce to the grocery store shelves. Through her utilization of sensors, the teen tracked the ethylene measurements of the crop’s output and adjusted temperature and humidity levels to lengthen the crop’s lifespan. This revolutionizing idea significantly reduces the loss of crops from transportation, solving one of the world’s toughest problems.

To read more about this story, please visit ‘Solving the World’s Tough Problems Through STEM’.

Our Take…

What started as an inspiration from the teen’s STEM classes became the very first step in her journey to changing the world. The school provided the teen the necessary resources and support to embark upon her project. Hence, it is with great promise that with the right tools and motivation, any student from any school can become inspired, begin their own project, and then become the world’s inspiration.

This article made us think of PASCO’s Wireless CO2 Sensor, Temperature Sensor, and Weather Sensor and how these tools can be used beyond the classroom through solving the world’s toughest problems in agriculture and sustainability.

It is more than just learning a subject, it is the key that will spark innovation and creativity in more young minds. 

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