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Zane Middle engineering program awarded $10K from PG&E

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EUREKA - A local engineering program, will make some big advancements for it’s upcoming school year with help from PG&E.

Zane Middle School’s engineering program was awarded $10,000 from PG&E’s, Bright Minds Program. The initiative focuses on providing resources for students to learn about renewable energy, energy conservation and the environment. The grant will fund cutting-edge programming equipment, allowing eighth graders to explore real world situations and measure renewable energy.

"For example, what they'll be doing is taking bricks, also known as computers and they'll be measuring different kinds of temperatures, climate changes, barometric temperature using robots in different environments and be able to send robots they construct into different types of situations, different types of environment, collect data, bring it back, upload it to the computers and then analyze trends,” said Zane Middle Engineering and Science Teacher, Steve Wartburg.