Votes needed to help win share of $2M in technology equipment
“Newark Public Schools is so proud that Oliver Street Elementary School has been named as a finalist in the nationwide Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest,” said Newark Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Mitchell Center. “The competition has uniquely inspired our students to apply 21st century technology to the problems facing the Passaic River, take responsibility as environmental stewards and learn the value of civic action. Thanks to their great work, we have now reached the moment we were hoping for and are asking all of Newark to support our science and math students by voting.”
Each year over 1.2 trillion gallons of untreated storm water and industrial waste are dumped into U.S. waters. Approximately 46 percent of lakes and 40 percent of rivers are too polluted for fishing, aquatic life, or swimming. With this problem in mind, the Oliver Street students applied S.T.E.M. learning to the engineering of a sewer guard using Autodesk inventor, to prevent garbage from entering the local sewer system and waterways. The students researched, developed and created a number of models to test during a storm, which were then assessed and innovated based on how well the design worked.
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