Award-winning Wild Hog Tracker

Lawrence County High School students in Alabama developed a simple app to document hog sightings. The data collected in the field will aid scientists in understanding the problem of invasive feral hogs. The app earned third place in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, winning $100,000 in tech prizes for our school. The contest required the students to select an environmental problem in our local area and use STEM to work toward a solution. We worked with our students on different aspects of STEM to propose a solution to the problems caused by feral hogs. For the Technology part of STEM the kids created a "Wild Hog Blog" for documenting information and known hog locations in our county. They used App Inventor to create a simple app to document hog sighting information.

Gina Hall McCarley, Computer Science Teacher
Lawrence County High School, Alabama