Morgantown High School Students win Samsung National STEM contest

Monongalia and Preston

Morgantown High School was named the West Virginia state winner in Samsung’s National STEM contest. 

The nationwide contest aims to raise enthusiasm in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects by encouraging teachers and students to solve issues in their community using stem skills.

Students worked on a project to solve the pothole problem in the state.

They will create a low-cost and environmentally-friendly substance to be a replacement for asphalt, that also makes the installation process quicker. 

“So instead of like freezing and thawing in the winter, it will just , it will be more resistant to those extreme temperature changes, be more durable, and be more cost efficient since we don’t have to fix it all the time,” said Amanda Wang, student.

This was a group of 10th and 11th grade students from Bill Gibson’s class. 

Morgantown High school is among the nation’s 50 state winners and will receive $20,000 in technology for its achievement.

All 50 state winners will work on their projects and submit their three-minute video in hopes of advancing in the contest’s remaining phases.

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