By Davin White, Charleston Gazette

RIPLEY, W.Va. — Earlier this week, Aniket Zinzuwadia, of Beckley, and his fellow students learned about the pros and cons of wind turbines.

In the morning, they considered how to design and build wind turbine blades to produce the most power. The students considered the blade’s angle, weight, length and width, shape, position and materials to build it.

Unfortunately, the turbines also kill birds and bats, Zinzuwadia noted.

“It was pretty fun,” he said. “I learned a lot.”

Zinzuwadia is among 77 rising 10th-graders from 38 counties at the first West Virginia Youth Science Camp at Cedar Lakes Conference Center near Ripley. The camp is geared toward high school students who show an aptitude in the “STEM” fields — science, technology, engineering and math.

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