One could say that Ford's Next Generation Learning program is picking up steam. Teaming up with the Ford STEAM program, it recently held a contest and awarded grants totaling $50,000 to a select number of high school students.
The students were recognized for their potential to use STEAM skills to make strides in advancing sustainable communities, ultimately bettering the lives of others. For the challenge, students delved into addressing current issues and unsatisfied needs in health, technology and more.
After reviewing the contenders, a panel of Ford reviewers awarded prizes ranging from $5,000 to the $20,000 first-place prize. The winning school teams are as follows:
Whites Creek High School, Nashville, TN ($20,000)
Guilford High School, Rockford, IL ($10,000)
Bartow High School, Bartow, FL ($5,000)
Harlingen High School, Harlingen, TX ($5,000)
Newton College and Career Academy, Covington, GA ($5,000)
Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Memorial ECHS, Alamo, TX ($5,000)