Lansing Middle School Science Club Selected as a State Finalist in the 2022-2023 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest!
Congratulations to our Lansing Middle School Science Club, led by LMS Sponsor Jessica Graves, for being named one of 300 State Finalists in the 13th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition. Their accomplishment earned them a $2,500 prize package.
Our students are now competing in the next phase of the competition in hopes of being one of 50 State Winners who will advance to the next stage and receive $20,000 in technology and supplies, as well as a video kit to help document their project in action. One of the 50 State Winners will be chosen as the Sustainability Innovation Award Winner, receiving an additional $50,000 prize package for eco-conscious classroom technology.
Solve for Tomorrow is a national competition that challenges U.S. public school students in grades 6-12 to explore the role science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can play in solving some of the most significant issues in their local communities.
- The competition engages 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.
- 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 more.
- The full list of 300 State Finalists can be found here.
STEM skills are key to a 21st-century workforce, and new approaches in education are vital.
- Between 2019 and 2029, the number of STEM jobs will grow 8%, a higher rate than non-STEM jobs. (source)
- National test scores among American schoolchildren in math and reading have fallen by the largest margin in 30+ years. (source)
Solve for Tomorrow was designed to boost interest, proficiency, and diversity in STEM.