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South Kingstown middle school students Kaitlyn Kelley, left, and Kate Deboer discuss their findings relating to their wind turbine at the URI SMILE (Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences) Programís 2013 Middle School Engineering Challenge Weekend, Friday, March 1. Ninety middle school students representing Central Falls, Pawtucket, South Kingstown, West Warwick, and Woonsocket school districts participated in the Challenge Weekend.



Jeremy Li, URI electrical engineering and Chinese major of West Warwick, left, works with URI SMILE (Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences) Program middle school students as they test model wind turbines for the 2013 Middle School Engineering Challenge Weekend, Friday, March 1. Ninety students representing Central Falls, Pawtucket, South Kingstown, West Warwick, and Woonsocket school districts participated in the Challenge Weekend. Middle school students from left: Paris Marshall of Calcutt Middle School in Central Falls, Kate Deboer of South Kingstown, Kaitlyn Kelley of South Kingstown, Emily-Anne Andersen of John F. Deering Middle School in West Warwick.



Cherokee Wymar, left, of Central Falls, and Jessica Melo, of John F. Deering Middle School in West Warwick, work on their model wind turbine during URIís SMILE (Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences) Programís 2013 Middle School Engineering Challenge Weekend, Friday, March 1. Ninety middle school students representing Central Falls, Pawtucket, South Kingstown, West Warwick, and Woonsocket school districts participated in the Challenge Weekend.



Lynn Grandpre, of the URI electrical engineering program, left, looks on as Elissa Axelrod, of Broad Rock Middle School in South Kingstown, and Emily Wolfe, of John F. Deering Middle School in West Warwick, present their model wind turbine at the URI SMILE (Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences) Programís 2013 Middle School Engineering Challenge Weekend, Friday, March 1. Ninety middle school students representing Central Falls, Pawtucket, South Kingstown, West Warwick, and Woonsocket school districts participated in the Challenge Weekend.



Arame Sembene, left, of Woonsocket, and Hannah Loftes of South Kingstown, test their model wind turbine at the URI SMILE (Science and Math Investigative Learning Experiences) Programís 2013 Middle School Engineering Challenge Weekend, Friday, March 1. Ninety middle school students representing Central Falls, Pawtucket, South Kingstown, West Warwick, and Woonsocket school districts participated in the Challenge Weekend.



Jessica Melo, left, and Kate Alvarez, both of John F. Deering Middle School in West Warwick, look on as James Simoneni, of Woonsocket, works on a model wind turbine during the URI SMILE (Science and Match Investigative Learning Experiences) Programís 2013 Middle School Engineering Challenge Weekend, Friday, March 1. Ninety middle school students representing Central Falls, Pawtucket, South Kingstown, West Warwick, and Woonsocket school districts participated in the Challenge Weekend.

URI photos by Michael Salerno Photography