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Dana Young

Development of wind turbine prototypes for the Wind Turbine Design Challenge

2017 STEM Scholar
Hightstown, NJ Melvin H. Kreps Middle School

Dana’s Big Idea: Dana’s students completed a Wind Energy Design Challenge where they learned about global and local winds and created prototype wind turbines. Her students utilized a wide variety of materials to create a number of unique prototypes. Dana hopes to scale-up this project and create even more unique wind turbine designs and educate her students on the important of alternative energy sources.

Interesting Facts: Dana is Melvin H. Kreps Middle School’s Student Council Adviser and has also coached a variety of intramural sports. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Teacher Leadership.

In her own words: "Our school has adopted a spiraling science curriculum, so I am lucky that I get to teach Earth Science, Life Science, and Physical Science all in one year."
On being a 2017 STEM Scholar: “Having Rico’s support during the STEM Scholar program really helped me refine my challenge project in a way that was more successful for everybody.”