Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Finalist

Lake Park Audubon Secondary School in Lake Park, MN has been named one of 7 Minnesota State Finalists and 300 State Finalists across the nation in the 13th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition, receiving a $2,500 prize package.

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.

-       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.

Our STEAM class submitted 6 entries into the Samsung Solve for tomorrow contest. The project idea of Oliver Mikkelsen, Chester Retz, Brayden Sandland, and Tripp Eiter was selected. The boys looked at the area of school and personal safety and would like to develop a Biometric lock for backpacks, luggage and other bags. They will lead their STEAM class in the next stage of this contest to begin design of prototypes and are looking to work with community resources who can help them further their project development.