St. Albans City School advance in Samsung’s $3 million national STEM contest

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ST. ALBANS – Five Vermont schools are among the nation’s 300 State Finalists in the 10th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest.

The program is encouraging 6th-12th grade students to solve real-world issues in their community using classroom skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Locally, St. Albans City School was chosen based on their creative and strategic proposals to solve complicated issues that affect their communities by using STEM learning.

Other Vermont State Finalists include:

Essex High School, Essex Junction
Harwood Union High School, Moretown
Burlington High School, Burlington
Hartford High School, White River Junction

“Since launching the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest a decade ago, we’ve seen students tackle some of the biggest issues facing their generation and this year is no different,” said Ann Woo, Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship at Samsung Electronics America.

All 300 teachers that submitted finalist proposals will receive one Samsung tablet for their classrooms and have the opportunity to advance in the competition with their students for additional prizes.

With $3 million in technology on the line, teachers will submit a lesson plan outlining how students will tackle the local issues using STEM skills to improve the greater community.

“We’re thrilled to congratulate the State Finalists of the 10th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest and look forward to seeing these STEM projects progress in the coming months,” said Woo.