PA Governor’s STEM Competition – 1st Place Win for DASD STEM Academy
The DASD STEM Academy student team took the GRAND CHAMPION title in the annual Pennsylvania Governor’s STEM Competition for our division!
Students Ayush Karkare, Sid Menon, Aneesh Raparla, and Hitaesh Saravanarajan presented their design for BIOVOLT, a biophotovoltaic technology prototype designed to help local farmers produce green energy while preserving Pennsylvania’s important farmlands. The device generates power without taking up space on the surface by utilizing the interaction between a plant’s natural process of photosynthesis and bacterial activity. Our students built a working device and gave a fantastic presentation that earned them first place for their work in designing an idea that has real potential to make a difference in PA.
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- PA Governor's STEM Competition