WSBVI Named a Finalist in National STEM Contest

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    The Wisconsin School for the Blind and Visually Impaired is a Wisconsin State Finalist in the 10th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, a $3 million* nationwide competition that encourages 6th through12th grade students to creatively use STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills to solve a community challenge. From a pool of more than 2,000 entries nationwide, only 300 schools have been selected as a State Finalist – and WSBVI was one of them!

    Tim Fahlberg, WSBVI’s math teacher, has been working with students on a project to make directional and informational signs accessible using technology. You can experience videos in which our students demonstrate NaviLens, the main technology we’re planning to use, by viewing our NaviLens at WCBVI playlist on the WCBVI YouTube channel. Tim believes that it’s these videos and these students who made all of the difference in getting us on the “Samsung Map of State Finalists”!

    You can watch a news report about our project which aired on NBC15 in Madison and listen to an interview with Tim Fahlberg about this project on episode 23 of the Badger News podcast.