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Students showcase community-changing ideas through EAST

(Source: KARK) (Source: KARK)
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HOT SPRINGS, AR (KAIT/KARK) -

Students from across Arkansas are showcasing their ideas to solve real problems in their communities at a Hot Springs conference this week.

Those projects include technology like 3D printing and virtual reality.

A student from Hot Springs World Class High School, Miles Hermann, found out flooding has been a problem in the city since the 1800s.

 "One day on my way to school I saw water on the street, so I started thinking how can we get rid of that? Is it a problem," Hermann said.

So he decided to use the technology provided by EAST class, which stands for Environmental and Spatial Technology, to find a solution.

"We're going to use a retention basin system to hold back water during a storm event in a tunnel, and then we are going to pump it back into the tunnel at safe levels after the storm has ended,” Hermann said.

For more details about projects showcased at the event, click here.

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