KENOSHA – Lincoln Middle School hasbeen named a national finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, earning a total of $40,000* in technology for the school so far. Thisnationwide competition is designed to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by challenging teachers and students to take topics out of traditional classroom settings and into local communities.
The Lincoln Middle School Project ICE team is one of 15 national finalists competing for one of five top spots in the nation. Five national winners will receive a total of $120,000* in technology for their school.
The team first learned they were the state winners in December 2015 with their project focused on the effects of road salt on wildlife, grasses, soil and water in the community. The state title earned the school $20,000* in new technology from Samsung.
The next phase of the competition includes a small group of students andtheir teachers flying to New York to present their video and concept to a panel of judges. Judging includes video content, student engagement, the ability to answer questions and the actual impact the project has had on the community.
In addition, teams will compete to earn the “people’s choice” award. This portion of the contest will run from March 1 through April 1, 2016. The Lincoln Middle School Project ICE team will need the community’s help in voting for their project at Samsung.com/solve beginning March 1.