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Austin College students solve real world problems

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Austin College STEM students showcase their solutions to real world problems. (KTEN) Austin College STEM students showcase their solutions to real world problems. (KTEN)

SHERMAN, Texas -- Austin College science, technology, engineering and math students are putting their classroom ideas to the test.

"It's been a really amazing experience, said STEM student Freyga Coe. "This gives me a lot of hands-on experience of what I hope to do after college."

The STEM majors presented both of their projects on campus Wednesday afternoon. One teamed up with Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County to make the organizations resources more efficient by planning and scheduling meals in 12 hours as opposed to four weeks.

The physics students worked with the Austin College weather station, collecting data to address climate change regarding when, why, and how it's happening.

"They get to work on real world projects and have the experience of dealing with real world data and the messiness of that data," explained Professor Dr. Catie Patterson. "It's an experience that you can't get from a regular classroom project."

Students involved in the projects showcased their hard work and hope their contributions to the community will help people learn and be able to make positive changes.

"It's been a pretty good experience," said student Adonis Martin. "It's cool to actually apply some of the physics knowledge we know to the actual world."

The projects began at the start of the semester in February.

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