Cross Lanes, WV, December 9, 2015 – Andrew Jackson Middle School announced today that one of its teachers was selected as the West Virginia state finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, a nationwide competition to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by challenging teachers and students to take topics out of traditional classroom settings and into local communities.
Mr. David LaMaster, social studies teacher, was selected as the West Virginia State Winner for 2015-2016. His entry was chosen for its innovative approach for advancing interest in STEM. He will now go on to represent the state in the national competition.
“We are very pleased with this honor and look forward to the benefits provided to our students from participating in this STEM project created by our teacher,” said Principal Rhonda Donohoe. Mr. David LaMaster, social studies teacher, submitted an entry in October and was chosen from multiple applications in the state.”
Andrew Jackson Middle has moved onto this round of the competition for their interest in using STEM to address problems related to the recent Yeager Airport landslide. During the next phase of the competition, Mr. LaMaster, will create a video project that brings the activity plan to life.
This is Andrew Jackson’s second time as the West Virginia State Winner in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. To learn more about the competition and past winners, please visit www.samsung.com/solve.