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February 5, 2013

Those Hot Springs kids need our help

You’ll remember my story from a couple weeks back about the kids at Hot Springs High and their work with laser scanning underground. Well, their project just won $40k from Samsung, and they’ve got a shot at $110k more. But they need your help. 

They’ve already beaten out 1,585 other entries to become a finalist in Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow contest, which encourages high schoolers to use technology to solve problems (a good idea, in general). Now, the 15 finalists go head to head in one of those public-voting deals, whereby there are 15 videos describing the finalists’ projects and you’ve got to vote for theirs. 

So go vote. Right here

(Caveat: The voting process is particularly annoying. You’ve got to give them first name/last name/email address/zip code, then you’ve got to verify your email address in your inbox. Then you can vote. Once a day only. Annoying.)

Too wary of Samsung’s spam bots to get your vote on? Well, at least watch the Hot Springs video and check out what they’re up to:


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