Three South Mississippi schools advance in $2M National STEAM Contest
By Joyce Philippe| December 1, 2017 at 8:16 PM CST - Updated August 14 at 10:05 AM
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX)
Samsung has named three South Mississippi schools as finalists in a national competition for STEAM education.
Selected from a pool of nearly 3,000 entries, Gulfport High School , Nicholson Elementary in Picayune, and Moss Point Technical Education Center will advance to the next stage of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest.
Other Mississippi schools are Moselle Elementary and Lake Cormorant Middle School.
Each year, Samsung holds this nationwide competition to challenge students to creatively use their STEAM skills, which stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
The contest evaluates how these skills are then used to address real-world issues make an impact on their respective local communities.
The Mississippi school teachers represent the state among the nation’s 255 state finalists, who will receive one Samsung Chromebook for their classrooms and have the chance to compete for more prizes and educational opportunities.
With a $2 million value in technology on the line, teachers from the five State Finalist schools will submit an Activity Plan outlining how students will tackle the local issue using STEAM skills to ultimately improve the greater community.