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(Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) – Thanks to a $5,000 grant from Motorola, high school students at Plantation High will experience what it’s like to be part of an engineering firm studying fuel conversion technology. According to James Payne, magnet coordinator and Joe Vallone, an engineering teacher at the school, the students will work in teams as an engineering company to analyze the fuel use in a fictitious mining site. Working side-by-side with professional engineers from GFS Corporation, the students will design and create parts to fit existing components, calculate costs and savings, and design websites to present the bid for a conversion proposal.

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