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At GES: Lynx South Awarded $2,500 Technology Award

Jan 09, 2023 04:53PM ● By Editor
January 9, 2023 from Great Expectations School 

From the Lynx South newsletter –

The Lynx South classroom (5th/6th grade) has made it on to the 2nd round of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, which is a national competition where students choose a problem in their community (Invasive Species) to try and solve. We are one of only 300 schools across the country to make it to this level! Students will continue to work on their Invasive Species App idea to submit plans for the next round of the competition and hopefully create this app in the spring!

From the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow press release –

Representing the cream of more than one thousand competition entrants, each State Finalist has won a package of $2,500 in technology and school supplies. These Finalists advance to additional stages of the competition that will culminate in three schools being selected in May as National Winners, and receive $100,000 prize packages. The full list of State Finalists can be found here.

The annual Solve for Tomorrow competition challenges public school students in grades 6-12 to explore the role science, technology, engineering, and math (the core STEM subjects) can play in addressing some of the biggest issues in their local communities. The competition is designed to engage students in active, hands-on learning that can be applied to real-world problems – making STEM more tangible and showcasing its value beyond the classroom.

For more information on this project at GES, please email the Lynx South classroom teacher, Mindy Jacobsen at [email protected]