Yakima students win $140,000 science prize

  • Wed Mar 26th, 2014 1:02pm
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Associated Press

YAKIMA — Students at East Valley High School at Yakima have won a science prize worth more than $140,000 in electronics and grants.

The students in teacher Barry Reifel’s principles of engineering class won the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest by building a prototype air conditioning unit that would use irrigation water to cool buildings.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports (http://bit.ly/QfROvt) the students were notified Tuesday. Their project is one of five winners in the United States.

The students will travel to Washington, D.C., for an April 30 awards ceremony.