TUCKER, Ga. – Human trafficking has become a major problem around the world, but students at one Georgia middle school are developing a plan to help combat the issue.
Tucker Middle School was named a semifinalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, which encourages students to solve real-world issues using STEM.
“STEM is science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It’s more than that, it’s facilitated learning. Kids are challenged to create solutions to problems,” eighth-grade STEM instructor Nathan Williams said.
Williams says one of his students came up with the idea, but each of them helped put the plan together to make it a success.
“Seeing all the people on social media talk about their experiences with sexual assault and human trafficking, it made me realize this situation needs more attention than it’s getting,” student Kayla Armstrong said. “I wanted to bring more attention to this problem in our community.”Georgia, STEM