Students get a sense for science in farm fields

A group of Yakima Valley eighth graders got to test school-made sensors and get a taste of using science, math, and computer science in real-world farming, thanks to a pilot field program through the WSU-led AI Institute for Transforming Workforce and Decision Support (AgAID Institute) and the First Nations MESA (mathematics, engineering and science achievement) program at Heritage University.

AgAID Institute – Wapato Middle School students made measurements and tested the sensors they built at WSU’s Irrigated Agricultural Research and Extension Center and Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems in Prosser.