Last Call for Teachers to Enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest
Teachers from across the United States have until Oct. 30 to apply for a share of $2 Million*
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., October 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ – There is only one week remaining in the open nomination period of the 6th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest (#SamsungSolve). Today through October 30, 2015, Samsung Electronics America (SEA) is calling on teachers across the country to apply to the competition by describing how their students will use science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to address issues within their community, for a chance to win a share of $2 million* in technology and other prizes.
Public school teachers from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, in grades 6-12, are eligible to nominate their classrooms and open their doors to new educational opportunities for their students to engage interactively in community-based learning. Within the five minute application, teachers must explain an issue faced by the school’s community and describe how their students will apply STEM to address the challenge. Past submissions have included creating community gardens in food desert neighborhoods, developing mobility equipment for special needs students, and reducing water usage amid the California drought crisis.
By submitting a nomination, all applicants will receive access to BrainPOP’s STEM spotlight – BrainPOP is a leading STEM education digital destination and contains valuable STEM-themed resource. Schools will also have the opportunity to advance through each phase of the contest:
- State Finalists – Five schools from each state and the District will be chosen as State Finalists, and all 255 schools will receive two Samsung Galaxy Tab® – a total prize package of nearly $800. State Finalists will be announced in November 2015.
- State Winners – One school from each state will be named a State Winner and all 51 winners will receive approximately $20,000 in Samsung technology. State winners will also win a one-year subscription to BrainPOP, including their BrainPOP educator resources. State Winners are slated to be awarded in December 2015.
- National Finalists – Fifteen schools will be named National Finalists and receive a trip to present their projects before a live-panel of judges at a location to be named, and win approximately $40,000 in Samsung technology.
- National Winners – Five schools across the nation will be named winners of the contest and receive more than $120,000 in Samsung technology, as well as a trip to Washington, D.C. where they will be honored by Samsung and meet with several government leaders.
The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest was created in 2010 to encourage innovation while addressing the technology gap in classrooms across the country. Last year, the competition drew more than 3,100 applicants, leading to more active, hands-on STEM learning in schools across the country. Since 2004, Samsung has provided more than $17 million in technology to more than 1,000 public schools in the United States.
To enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, and for contest rules, please visit www.samsung.com/solve.
*$2M prize is based on an estimated retail value.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA delivers a broad range of digital consumer electronics, mobile products and wearables, wireless infrastructure, IT and home appliance products. Samsung is the market leader for HDTVs in the U.S and one of America’s fastest growing home appliance brand. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. We are also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives. We employ 319,000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of US $196 billion. To discover more, please visit our official website at www.samsung.com and our official blog at www.global.samsungtomorrow.com.
Danielle Meister Cohen
Samsung Electronics America