Samsung Launches 3rd STEM Education Contest for U.S. Middle and High School Students
Sep 26, 2012
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Samsung and its partners has invited public school teachers and students across the United States to participate in the Solve for Tomorrow contest. Winning teachers and students will receive products, software, and programming from Samsung Hope for Children, the Adobe Foundation, and DirecTV for their schools. The total retail prize value was more than $1 million.
"Our goal is to raise awareness and interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) while providing teachers and students with the resources they need for success," said David Steel, executive vice president of Corporate Strategy for Samsung Electronics North America.
Samsung created Solve for Tomorrow in 2010 to promote STEM education as a way to foster sustainable innovations and an environmentally aware society. The program engages 6th-12th grade teachers and their students in a real-world issue they feel passionate about by challenging them to show, through a short video, how STEM can help improve the environment in their community.
"We as a nation need to make STEM education a top priority," said Betsy Landers, president of the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA), who joined as a program partner this year. "According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 15 of the 20 fastest growing occupations projected for 2014 require significant mathematics or science preparation. It is clear that making STEM education a priority is important, for our nation's short and long-term future. We commend Samsung for their efforts in making a difference in the education and lives of children."
More than 1,500 schools from all 50 states participated last year and Samsung is thrilled to continue building upon that success.
Through October 31, teachers can submit a short application for a chance to participate in this year's contest. Seventy-five classrooms - 25 from each of the following three categories: rural, suburban, urban - will be selected as semi-finalists and receive a Samsung camcorder and laptop, and Adobe editing software to create videos that answer the challenge.
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