Union City students win Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow contest

Mission Valley ROP and James Logan High School students presented their project at the Pitch Event at Samsung in New York City on March 15, 2016. (KGO-TV)

Students from James Logan High School in Union City are headed to the White House this week.

Members of the school's Automotive Technology Program have won Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow contest.

The contest challenges public school students in grades 6 through 12 to tap into their STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills to solve a problem in their community. The students learn through hands-on experience how STEM can be applied to real-world issues and making a difference.

They won $120,000 for designing an electric car solar charging station.

RELATED: Union City's James Logan High School chosen as finalist in Samsung STEM competition

ABC7 News profiled the students last month.

They'll be guests at Wednesday's White House Science Fair and will hopefully show their invention to President Obama.

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