Local students take home scholarships in STEM competition - WNEM TV 5

Local students take home scholarships in STEM competition

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UNIVERSITY CENTER, MI (WNEM) -

High school students from three local districts took home scholarship awards this week.

Three teams from Midland and Freeland High Schools not only took home funds to put toward their own education, but also money for their schools. Each student was awarded a share of $36,500 and schools were awarded another $35,000 in grants toward science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This is the 5th year high school teams researched issues to solve a problem and  presented their findings in the A.H. Nickless Innovation Award Competition. Teams were challenged to think creatively and come up with solutions to everyday issues. Thirteen schools from the Great Lakes Bay Region made up the top teams, including Bullock Creek, Herbert Henry Dow, Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy and the Saginaw Career Complex.

The first place entry from Midland High School involved creating a smart phone app called Campus PASS (Personal Automated Security Software) designed to improve college campus safety. The team from Freeland High School came up with an air delivery system to make sure people can safely escape burning buildings. 

The scholarship competition was held last weekend on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University.

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