This nationwide competition challenges 6th through 12th graders to use STEAM to address real-world issues and inspire change in their communities. The winning projects address the opioid epidemic, concussion detection, and natural disasters:
Ashland Middle School (KY) created a device that allows first responders to safely collect hazardous needles left behind by opioid and other drug users.
Cavallini Middle School (NJ) developed software and sensors for football helmets to quickly and more accurately identify potential concussions.
Thomas Jefferson Middle School (NC) built a water sensor and barrier system that deploys when water reaches unsafe levels to mitigate the effects of flooding.
To learn more about these projects go to samsung.com/solve