The biomedical research program at Hillcrest High School continues to make strides. In December, the unique extracurricular venture was named as a statewide winner in the Solve for Tomorrow contest, which aims to raise enthusiasm for STEM programs.
The school will receive $20,000 in technology from Samsung, including a Galaxy camera, a laptop computer, and Adobe software. The winners, which included one from each state, were chosen based on lesson plans that illustrated ideas for STEM learning. The Hillcrest biomedical program is led by Dr. Ward Coats.
As part of the contest, the winners from each state will create videos of their projects, which will lead to 15 national finalists being chosen in February. Those will be presented to a live panel of judges to determine an overall winner.