Andrew Jackson Middle School sixth grade science teacher Mike Field was named the state winner in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, a nationwide competition to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Mr. Field's entry was chosen for its innovative approach to advancing interest in STEM among students as well as making an impact in the community. As the state winner, Mr. Field and Andrew Jackson Middle School have earned $20,000 in Samsung technology for the school.
Mr. Field will now go on to represent the state in the national competition. He will have the opportunity to earn a larger technology package of $35,000 or $120,000 and a chance to come and present his video story and lesson with other competing schools in March. If he is chosen as one of the five National Winners, he will also be invited to attend an awards ceremony in Washington D.C.
Mr. Field's commitment to his students and school as well as to advancing STEM education is evident through the great work he is doing.