The Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST) Project ( helps high school students expand their use of technology and their understanding of science and engineering principles by solving real-world problems. Initiated five years ago in Arkansas, the program is now in place in more than 150 schools in Arkansas, Alabama, California, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, and Mississippi. It is supported by grants from about a dozen major technology suppliers. The program allows students to work on projects of their own choosing and at their own pace. The requirements are that projects:

• Solve real,


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