RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. - Suncoast Community High School Students have been awarded a grant to create a wave energy system.
The grant totals more than $6,000. What the students are doing goes far beyond any textbook.
"It is pretty amazing," says one student.
They call themselves the Inven-team and Suncoast High is one of schools across the U.S. chosen to receive a $6,000 plus grant from MIT.
"We are all very proud of ourselves and proud of the team," adds student Chrysonthia Horne.
"We are going to make a machine that will harness the energy of ocean waves and convert it into electrical power to be used for third world nations and areas affected by national disasters," says student Zack Bright.
The team will also partner with FPL and FAU to guide them through.
"I am so proud of them and I feel blessed to be along for the ride," says Physics Teacher Scott Howard.
One chapter of their journey is closing, but they are just beginning a process that could change how we use energy as we know it.
Over the next months they will design the prototype and then in June travel to Massachusetts to showcase it at MIT.
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