Windham Wins Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Award

Windham Wins Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Award and $25,000 in Technology
The Windham School District is pleased to announce that Windham High School has recently won Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow Prize. Samsung's focus for the program is designed to boost interest and proficiency in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM). This nationwide contest challenges public school teachers and students in grades 6-12 to show how STEAM can be applied to help improve their local community.

Thousands of school groups throughout the country submit ideas. A pool of state winners representing all 50 states and Washington, DC are selected. Windham High School was selected as the winner for the State of New Hampshire and as a result will receive $25,000 in Samsung technology for our school. The state winners are then eligible to compete for a national finalist prize and trip to the pitch event in April, 2018.

WHS Science Teacher Pat Kaplo applied for the award and worked with members of his Capstone Engineering class on 
the project pitch to create a set of compression leggings with integrated circuitry and conductive pads that could be used by paraplegics for electrical muscle stimulation therapy. Ultimately, the team is looking to integrate a bluetooth connection between the pants and a newly developed smartphone app that would allow the user to control the intensity and duration of the stimulation via an easy-to-use graphic interface. "Para Pants" was presented at last month's WHS Shark Tank Event

More information on Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow Award program can be found here.  You can also check out Para Pants and the WHS Shark Tank event here
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