Mississauga High School Students Win Top Prize $50k in Samsung Contest


Published May 18, 2016 at 1:53 pm


A talented crew of innovative Mississauga students just took the top prize in a prestigious Samsung contest. 

A few weeks back, we learned that a group of Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School Students were awarded $20,000 from Samsung for being one of eleven national finalists in the company’s Solve for Tomorrow Challenge. Now, the QEW South Post is reporting that the students beat out more than 700 submissions with their plan to fight microbead pollution in the Great Lakes. 

The technology company is awarding the school with a $50,000 technology grant for the student’s exemplary strides in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) field. 

“The students’ solutions to community issues showcase what is possible when you spark the passion of STEM learning in Canadian classrooms,” said Samsung Canada chief marketing officer Mark Childs, as reported by the QEW South Post. 

The tech-savvy team proposed a microbead (a product commonly found in cosmetics) filtration system that diverts the product away from the lakes using negatively and positively charged metal grids. 

Along with the grant, the team has won a visit from AsapSCIENCE stars Mitchell Moffitt and Greg Brown. The duo will be filming a video with the students.

Congrats to everyone involved!

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