Oliver Street Elementary School (pre-K to 8th grade), part of the Newark Public School District, has been named one of five winners in the nationwide Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, which challenges students to apply STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) solutions to problems facing their local communities. The Oliver Street students’ project, Guarding the Water Supply, focuses on cleaning the polluted Passaic River, which runs through their city. The school has won $140,000 in technology for the school, which will be used to further develop their river project as well as to enhance and expand the school’s existing STEM program.
The students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program is run by teacher James Intrabartolo at the K-8 Oliver Street School.
- Samsung’s “Solve for Tomorrow” Contest Winners 2014 (YouTube Video)
- New Jersey Tech Weekly (March 2014)