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Teens Test Prosthetic Arms in MESA Challenge

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RICHLAND, Wash.-- Local teens put their math and science skills to the test Thursday with some prosthetic arm designs they made themselves.

It's part of the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement program.

The program provides students with academic opportunities in the field.

Students tried out their prosthetic arms by picking up objects and tossing balls with their new limbs.

"It gets students excited about math and science in a different way. It's all hands on and it's something that's relevant to them. They see this as an opportunity to create something that maybe can help somebody in the future," said Neiri Carrasco, Director of the Yakima Valley and Tri-Cities MESA.

Students were judged on their design's performance.

The winning teams will compete in the state competition at Microsoft's headquarters in Redmond.

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