Gering High School is a three-time, consecutive state winner of the Samsung Solve For Tomorrow contest, also winning the national prize in 2017.
To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Samsung Solve For Tomorrow, a team from Samsung is visiting Gering High School this week to meet with administration, staff and students to highlight the District’s strong academic success in the STEM fields.
During their 3-day visit, Samsung is producing a video package about Gering’s success in order to promote the growing contest and highlight the District and student impact.
Samsung Executive Vice President, David Steel, Samsung Solve For Tomorrow project leadership, Nebraska 3rd District Congressman Adrian Smith and Gering Engineering instructor Justin Reinmuth met with local media during a visit to Gering High School Monday.
Steel said he was immediately impressed with Gering High School, and said it was exciting to see how technology is being utilized in the newly renovated Gering High School.
Reinmuth told media that the “ah ha” moments, or the moments of frustration are the real learning moments for the kids to find all of the lessons learned through the curriculum they offer.
Reinmuth says he is almost in awe that three years ago they were running a small electronics class with a max of seven students to having a full engineering pathway at Gering High School today.
Congressman Smith said with a shortage of people in STEM fields nationwide, efforts like Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow are helping to address that by stimulating student interest in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.