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LYNN – Samsung has named KIPP Academy Lynn Charter School (KALC) one of its 300 state finalists in the National Solve for Tomorrow STEM competition. KALC received $2,500 worth of technology and school supplies and will move on to the next stage of the contest, according to a Dec. 15 press release.

“The annual Solve for Tomorrow competition challenges public school students in grades 6-12 to explore the role that science, technology, engineering and math (the core STEM subjects) can play in solve some of the biggest problems in their local communities,” the press release reads. “The competition is designed to engage students in active, hands-on learning that can be applied to real-world issues – making STEM more tangible and showing its value beyond the classroom.”

Last year, KALC’s project focused on air quality awareness and reached the penultimate round.

The next part of the competition requires each of the 300 finalists to submit plans for how their project will “solve the identified community problem.” Fifty state winners will be chosen in mid-February to win $20,000 in technology and school supplies.

“Each state winner will also receive a video kit to help document their project in action,” the press release reads. “One of the 50 state winners will also be named the winner of the Sustainable Innovation Award, receiving an additional $50,000 award package of eco-friendly class technology.”

Ten national finalists will be chosen from the submitted video projects and present their projects to the judges.

“Seven National Finalists will each receive a $50,000 prize and three National Winners will each receive the Ultimate Prize worth $100,000,” the press release read.

Finally, one of the ten national finalists will be named the Community Choice winner through public online voting, and one Employee Choice winner will be nominated by Samsung employees.