Basalt school’s team advances |

Basalt school’s team advances

Staff report

Basalt High School is a state finalist in a nationwide contest involving science, technology, engineering and math skills.

The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition is designed to boost interest in the innovative sciences by taking topics outside the classroom. A team led by Basalt teacher Karen Ross was recognized for its efforts to use math and engineering skills to develop renewable energy.

“This project will bring the business and education communities together and inspire students to become engineers,” Ross said.

Basalt is one of four schools in Colorado to enter this stage in the Solve for Tomorrow contest. The other schools are Canon City Middle School, Salida Middle School, Morey Middle School in Denver and Rocky Heights Middle School in Littleton. This is Basalt’s first selection as a state finalist in the contest. Fifty-one state winners will be announced in early December.

For more information on the contest, go to

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