Central High STEM teacher Ms. Vandermyde has been informed that her class’ project has been named among the nation’s 250 finalists (5 from each state) in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, a competition that challenges students in grades 6-12 to apply STEM skills in finding creative solutions to real-world issues impacting their communities. Ms. Vandermyde’s students are using their knowledge of programming, physical design, and electrical engineering to design a communication device for students who experience disabilities. All 250 teachers selected as state finalists will receive one Samsung tablet for their classrooms and have the opportunity to advance through future phases of the contest to win additional prizes and educational opportunities. With $2 million in technology on the line, finalists will submit a lesson plan detailing how students will execute the proposed STEM project and how it addresses the identified community issue. Good luck as you move on in the competition, students!