METSA project helps child hunger

May 19, 2011

The Math, Engineering, Technology and Science Academy (METSA) students at R.L. Turner High School have been working on a project called “Healthy Child, Healthy Planet” which allows students to help children in third-world countries by bringing awareness and solutions to problems.

Angela Shelley, public information specialist for the district, said the school has been working with the University of Indiana and two other new tech schools in Indiana on this project.

The project allows high school students of any grade level to work in a group to either bring awareness or provide a solution to hunger issues going on in the third-world countries across the world. With the METSA program revolving around a real-world working environment, students are able to generate and discuss ideas that would not be possible in a regular classroom environment.