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STEAM competition begins at Fishers High School

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FISHERS, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — Fishers High School students will be competing in a tournament-style science, technology, engineering, arts and math competition for the next two months. The school is partnering with Duke Energy Midwest and POWER Engineers on the competition, which calls for student teams to design a mock transmission line that runs through the campus.

The tournament begins with a two-day workshop Tuesday and Wednesday where students work with Duke and POWER experts to learn each discipline. Students then collaborate with their teams over the following eight weeks to find solutions, and once proof of concept has been performed, students will make presentations using drone photography, 3D printing and virtual reality.

“Despite last year’s COVID challenges, students stepped up and found creative solutions for collaboration. We need smart people with a diversity of perspectives and experiences to help find solutions to the energy industry’s biggest challenges, so we hope some of these students will be inspired to pursue energy-related careers,” said Holger Peller, POWER executive vice president.

The event culminates on Nov. 18 at Fishers High School where the teams will have 30 minutes to make their final solution presentations to a panel of experts.