Gering, NE <January 6, 2023> - Gering High School has, once again, been selected as a state finalist in the 13th Annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. This marks a sixth-time Gering High School has been selected as a state finalist, winning the national prize in 2017.
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 biggest issues in their local communities.
"We are excited to continue to build upon the tradition of STEM excellence and innovation at Gering," shares GHS teacher and Project Advisor, Aaron Pierce.
For this year's project, students focused on the cattle industry and want to create a cattle tag with GPS tracking to help ranchers manage their cattle. They plan to build an app that will allow ranchers to see where their cattle are in pastures and receive notifications if their cattle leave certain boundaries.
As a part of the next phase, students and sponsors at each of the state finalist schools will be asked to submit lesson plans detailing how their proposed STEM project will address the identified community issue.
"Our ongoing participation and success in the Solve for Tomorrow competition is such a sense of pride for our students, schools and community," shares Gering Superintendent, Dr. Nicole Regan. "It is a great opportunity for students to focus on real-world problem solving while showcasing their classroom learning," she continues.
In 2019, Samsung Executive Vice President, David Steele visited Gering High School to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest and to recognize the school's academic excellence in the STEM field. During the visit, he announced GHS as the winningest school in the contest's history out of a cumulative 20,000 entries.
The full list of 300 State Finalists can be found here.
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