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Learning about science, technology, engineering and math can be fun as local high school students discovered on the YSU campus Tuesday.

Sixteen teams of high school students from eight local schools built and raced their own cardboard canoes in the 12th Annual Penguin Regatta inside the Beeghly Center.

The Penguin Regatta, hosted by the YSU Office of Associate Degree and Tech Prep Programs, provides an opportunity for students to design, build and race their cardboard creations in a competition. Students apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics concepts and see the results of their engineering decisions in real-time.

Schools competing included Chaney STEM, Choffin Career & Technical Center, Lowellville, Mahoning County Career & Technical Center, Mahoning County High School, Springfield Local High School, Struthers High School and West Branch High School.

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