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STEM Contest Gets a Bit Buggy

Jan. 1, 2000

In this blog post from Forbes, Mark Svenvold, a Samsung contributor, discusses how six kids turned beetle infestation into a source of energy.

When Colter Barners, principal of Kokhanok School, Alaska, stumbled upon an ad for the "Samsung Solve for Tomorrow" content, he was eager to get the entire middle school — made up of six students — involved. The contest invited public schools to find a community problem they could solve using science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills learned in their classroom curriculum. Who knew having students work on a project involving the cost of energy would fall hand-in-hand with the spruce beetle population? In this blog post from Forbes, Mark Svenvold, a Samsung contributor, discusses how six kids turned beetle infestation into a source of energy.

Read the full blog entry on Forbes.