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    Gil Valk

    In October 2015 a challenge was presented from a local business, Harper
    Corporation of America, to the students in the automotive programs at
    the Applied Technology Center to build a Rat Rod using as much STEAM
    (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) related
    instruction as possible.  The idea was to offer the students a
    challenging environment and to introduce them to a new experience in
    cognitive thought by pushing their knowledge and creativity to a new
    level.   By using the STEAM ideals to  create a vehicle from a
    collection of miscellaneous parts, the process has provided  students
    with a new perspective for hands on learning.

    Come see the progress and details within the Rat Rod project, to be on
    display this weekend at Discovery Place in Charlotte, NC  Saturday, April
    16, 2016 from 10:00-4:00pm. Learn from the students how this transformation
    has kept them eager to learn and use their prepared skills
    from start to finish of the Rat Rod project.

    More on the Rat Rod Project
             Herald April 8, 2016
             WRHI Straight Talk 4/27/2016