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Kids learn about wind turbine technology

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  • Oscar Jimenez, 9, left, Ryan Morales, 8, Coral Lopez, 8, and Dania Uribe, 8, work on their miniature wind turbine project Tuesday at the Boys & Girls Club of Elgin. Siemens USA brought its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program to the club and gave third- and fourth-graders the opportunity to build models of wind turbines as they learned about clean energy and possible careers in technology.

       Oscar Jimenez, 9, left, Ryan Morales, 8, Coral Lopez, 8, and Dania Uribe, 8, work on their miniature wind turbine project Tuesday at the Boys & Girls Club of Elgin. Siemens USA brought its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program to the club and gave third- and fourth-graders the opportunity to build models of wind turbines as they learned about clean energy and possible careers in technology.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Yandel Garcia, 9, studies the pieces for a miniature wind turbine at the Boys & Girls Club of Elgin as Siemens USA put on a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program Tuesday.

       Yandel Garcia, 9, studies the pieces for a miniature wind turbine at the Boys & Girls Club of Elgin as Siemens USA put on a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program Tuesday.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • A miniature wind turbine is held in the air as students, including Carmen Rivera, left, Anahi Uribe and Isaac Garcia, all 9, start to build their project Tuesday at the Boys & Girls Club of Elgin. Siemens USA brought its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program to club members to teach them about clean energy and the possibility of technical careers.

       A miniature wind turbine is held in the air as students, including Carmen Rivera, left, Anahi Uribe and Isaac Garcia, all 9, start to build their project Tuesday at the Boys & Girls Club of Elgin. Siemens USA brought its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program to club members to teach them about clean energy and the possibility of technical careers.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
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The Boys & Girls Club of Elgin partnered with Siemens USA to bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities to club members Tuesday.

Third- and fourth-graders got the opportunity to learn about wind turbine technology by building models. The goal is provide the students with learning opportunities that will encourage them to succeed in STEM-related schoolwork, and possibly develop an interest in STEM careers.

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The Boys & Girls Club of Elgin, based at 355 Dundee Ave., serves more than 2,000 kids at seven sites in the city. For more information on the club, call (847) 608-5017.

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