Challenged with STEAM, Students Mix Creativity with Innovation
If given the opportunity to improve your community, what innovations would you dream up? That’s exactly the mission of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest.
On Wednesday, April 26, the final Samsung Solve for Tomorrow 2017 national winners were honored at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. The contest challenged high school students to create solutions for real world problems within their local communities using STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). “It’s truly inspirational. I’m deeply inspired by our students’ desire to help other people. They are the future of our society,” said Gregory Lee, President and CEO, Samsung Electronics North America, who personally awarded the winning students.
Students from the 10 national finalist schools in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest took the stage to pitch their STEAM-driven projects to a panel of judges at the National Union Building in Washington, D.C. From creating a vending machine that supplies free hygiene products to the homeless, to creating a robotic car seat that can detect if a child was left in a hot car, these remarkable young students united together to develop tangible solutions for their communities, which have the potential to benefit communities around the world. “This is much bigger than us. We wanted to be able to help our communities,” said Gabriella F., a student at The Secondary School of Journalism and a Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest finalist.
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