Central Middle School in Gonzales was named Louisiana’s winner in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest for its plan to address water quality.
The school will receive $15,000 in technology and a Samsung video kit that will enable students to send in three-minute videos featuring their projects.
The videos will be used to determine who will advance to the next phase of the contest. Video submissions can land students additional prizes and educational opportunities, too.
The focus of the school’s project is to create a device to filter and boil water to provide drinkable water during natural disasters.
The issue the project addresses is the contamination of drinking water that can result from tropical storms, hurricanes and floods.
The contest encourages students and their teachers to attempt to solve community problems using classroom STEM skills.