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Chesapeake high school students named national winner, win $110K in contest for using STEM skills to improve bus transportation routes

Great Bridge High School students Samsung Solve For Tomorrow contest
Posted at 8:10 PM, Apr 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-30 20:10:37-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Local students from Great Bridge High School have won over $100,000 in technology for the school.

Students that have been working all year to address bus transportation delays by creating an app won $100,000 for technology. They also created a card reader, AcceleRoute, to determine the most efficient route based on riders.

Because of their creation and efforts, have been named a National Winner in the 12th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest. This contest is a program that encourages students to use STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to develop solutions to real-world issues.

Great Bridge High School was also named the Community Choice Award Winner, winning an additional $10,000 which brought their total to $110,000 in technology for their school.

“We are thankful to have the opportunity to recognize such a remarkable group of inspiring and innovative Solve for Tomorrow students in person after a two-year virtual hiatus,” said Ann Woo, Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship at Samsung Electronics America. “These students continue to tackle problems of national importance with extraordinary solutions. We look forward to seeing our Samsung Solve for Tomorrow students continue to make a difference in our world in the years to come.”

To watch the live reveal, click here.

Watch the Great Bridge High students explain their project below: