CGHS team finishes Top 10 in national Samsung Solve Challenge

Samsung Solve 2022 Center Grove High School

Hope Mander, Paige Merrill, and Ananya Balaji presented the team's invention, the Auto Focus, to the judges in New York City.

(May 1, 2022) - The Center Grove High School team of seniors Ananya Balaji, Hope Mander, Paige Merrill, Madelyn Siems, Shelby Walker, and Shirley Zheng finished in the Top 10 of the 12th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. The team's project uses biometric technology to create a device that will sit on the dashboard and alert the driver when their eyes look away from the road. The team's sponsor is CGHS teacher Andrea Teevan.As one of 10 National Finalists, the students were chosen to present their project concept in New York City in late April. They earned a prize of $50,000 in technology and classroom supplies for CGHS.

The Samsung contest is a nationwide education competition that challenges 6-12th grade students and their teachers to creatively use STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills to address a community challenge.