On their last day, students from Guam Community College’s Sustainable Technologies and Environmental Education Program (STEEP) showcased their 4-week long project to the public and surprised many by the finished product.
Students from the ages of 14-17 participated in the program where they got to learn all about sustainability and developing a solar pergola.
Francisco “Kiko” Palacios, GCC assistant director for communications and marketing said: “For the one month period of the program, they surprised me and made me proud that they were able to finish all their projects, especially the big solar pergola project, which is very exciting.”
The hands-on learning experiences of the students will help shape their future careers in areas such as science, engineering, and architecture.
Chamberlain Fejeran, 15, a GW High School student, said he learned how to build a pergola and learned how to use a computer software program called. Autocrat. He also learned how to build a drone, how to fly it, and how to build robots, wind turbines, and other kinds of technology.
“It was a really fun experience, especially with me wanting to be an architect when I grow up,” Fejeran said.
Using pre-engineering and pre-architectural software, as well as learning all about the trade through the team at Pacific Solar & Photovoltaics, these students were able to be their own engineers and bring this project to life!
For more information about this program, and if you would like to enroll your child into the winter session, call “Kiko” Palacios, at 735-5501 or 777-8080.