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Team LED Capitol Showcase

Team LED Capitol Showcase

March 23, 2016 Baton Rouge, LA - Team LED completed their 6 session mentor lesson today at Capitol Middle School and held their showcase. Students have been working on designing and building racers out of recycled materials for the semester. Today, they had the opportunity to share and explain their design choices and race each other on a track they all built. Great time and great lesson on green engineering! 

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