VIU in the news: Teen's innovation recognized

October 21, 2011 - 8:45am

By Jenn McGarrigle

Nanaimo News Bulletin

For as long as he can remember, Riley Richters has been fascinated with how things work.

The Grade 12 student in Nanaimo school district’s Career Technical Centre program (which allows students to earn high school credits while taking trades and technical courses at Vancouver Island University) started dissecting his toys to see what was inside when he was about four years old, starting with his Thomas the Tank engine.

“I just remember taking things apart to see what would happen,” said Richters. “From there it just kind of grew.”

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