Sun River Valley School in Simms has been named the Montana state winner in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest.
The nationwide contest aims to raise enthusiasm in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects by encouraging teachers and students to solve issues in their community using STEM skills.
The problem the students addressed is water contamination issues due to flooding, bacterial and various other problems. The Sun River team worked to eliminate contamination by engineering a silver nanoparticle water filter that will provide the community with an alternative solution for filtering drinking water.
A press release states that Sun River Valley School will receive $20,000 in technology for its achievement.
The school will also receive a Samsung video kit to create and submit a three-minute video that showcases their project development and how it addresses the issue, in the quest to advance to the next phase of the contest and win additional prizes and educational opportunities.