BPSTIL Ascends as State Finalist in Samsung STEM Competition
Bossier Parish School for Technology and Innovative Learning is living up to its name as one of five finalists in Louisiana for the 13th Annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow STEM Competition.
As a state finalist, BPSTIL will win a package of $2,500 in technology and school supplies and advance to the national Samsung competition. Three schools will be selected in May as national winners and recipients of $100,000 prize packages.
The annual Solve for Tomorrow competition challenges public school students in grades 6-12 to explore the role science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can play in solving some of the biggest issues in their local communities.
Students participating in this year’s competition have boldly entered their game-changing ideas to tackle geopolitical matters (Ukraine), climate change, school safety, personal safety, mental health, school bus commuting and other topics of interest.
“Solve for Tomorrow was designed to provide schools and teachers with an innovative, problem-based learning approach to STEM education to boost student interest, proficiency and diversity in STEM,” said Michelle Crossan-Matos, Chief Marketing, Citizenship and Communications Officer for Samsung Electronics America. “This fresh crop of impressive state finalists is proof that we’re succeeding.”