EVs & Solar: Social Media Campaign Can Help High School Students Win National Contest

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High school students enrolled in the Mission Valley ROP Automotive Technology program at James Logan High in the San Francisco Bay Area are national finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest for successfully designing and building the only student-constructed solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station in the nation, according to program administrators.

The students were selected to represent California in the STEM-themed competition and now are one of 15 national finalists. EV, education and technology supporters can vote each day for their project on Twitter and public Instagram accounts through April 1 using both #SamsungSolve and #SamsungSolveMVROP.

The contest challenges students to apply science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to solve practical, real-world issues affecting their community.