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This Houston fab lab is taking lessons from the impact of Hurricane Harvey to students, helping them learn how their STEM work can be a force for good in the community.
When Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast in August 2017, that
was the start of devastation that eventually affected 13 million people, damaged or destroyed 204,000 homes and resulted in a death toll
of 68, more than half in the Houston metro area. At the peak of this category 4 storm, on September 1, a third of Houston was under water (some areas had received more than 50 inches of rainfall in a single 24-hour period), forcing 39,000 people out of their homes and into shelters.
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