Eighth annual contest empowers students to use critical thinking and
creative problem solving to address real-world challenges
Samsung today announced the launch of the Samsung
Solve for Tomorrow Contest, welcoming U.S. public school teachers
who teach in public schools including Charter Schools that are 50% or
more publicly funded to submit ideas on how their students can use STEAM
(science, technology, engineering, arts and math) to address a
real-world problem in their community.
Solve for Tomorrow aims to raise awareness and enthusiasm for STEAM
subjects among students in 6th-12th grade. Solve
for Tomorrow was created to help close that gap and inspire the future
innovators of this growing sector. Economic experts estimate that the
U.S. will need approximately one million more STEAM professionals than
it will produce at the current rate over the next decade*.
“While there’s a growing chasm between education and career
opportunities, there’s no shortage of students who are excited to
creatively address problems they see every day – it’s a matter of
helping them draw connections between STEAM and the real world,” said
Ann Woo, Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship, Samsung Electronics
America. “The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest gets students engaged
through hands-on learning to empower the student who already has their
eyes set on a future in STEAM, as well as inspire the student who never
previously considered it. We encourage teachers to enter this contest
and to engage their students on this journey.”
The $2 million** contest awards schools in every U.S. state and the
District of Columbia, recognizing hundreds of schools throughout the
phased program for their achievements. Today through Thursday, November
9, 2017, teachers can enter the contest online by answering three simple
questions detailing how their students will use STEAM to combat a local
challenge. From environmental to health, safety to nutrition, equality
to poverty, and more – any matter that’s important to students and their
communities can be submitted to the contest.
“As a teacher, I’m always looking for new ways to get my students
excited about the curriculum, and last year, it was Samsung Solve for
Tomorrow that made all the difference,” said Michael Eilertsen, teacher
at Snowflake Junior High School in Ariz. and a 2017 national winner. “My
students not only fostered the critical thinking skills they need for
future careers, they also had an active role in safeguarding
the people and wildlife in our community.”
New this year, Samsung has created a referral giveaway program to get
all public school employees involved. While only teachers of 6th-12th
grade may enter the contest, employees at U.S. public schools can refer
their educator colleagues to complete a contest submission and they will
be entered for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Note8 or Samsung 65” TV.
Teachers must name their referrer in their application, and Samsung will
randomly select five referral winners.***
Since 2002, Samsung has provided more than $46 million to more than
1,000 public schools and community organizations in the United States
through its many citizenship initiatives. To enter the contest, and for
contest rules, please visit www.samsung.com/solve
and follow us on Instagram @SolveforTomorrow
for the latest updates.
*President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Engage to
excel: producing one million additional college graduates with degrees
in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (Executive Office
of the President of the United States, 2012).
**$2 million prize is based on an estimated retail value.
***Not open to the general public: No purchase
necessary to enter or win. Open to employees at eligible schools in the
fifty (50) United States/DC twenty one (21) years of age or older. To
enter/official rules: share the Contest with other educators by
directing them to www.Samsung.com/Solve
to complete the application form including referral fields with all
required information. Referrals may come from teachers, administrators
or faculty members. Sponsor: Samsung Electronics America, Inc., 85
Challenger Rd., Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660 Void where prohibited. Ends
For complete contest rules, please visit www.Samsung.com/Solve.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America,
Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics,
mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of
today’s technology and providing consumers and organizations with a
portfolio of groundbreaking products in appliances, home entertainment,
Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality,
wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering leading
content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video,
customer support and more. Samsung is a pioneering leader in smartphones
and HDTVs in the U.S. and one of America’s fastest growing home
appliance brands. To discover more about Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com.
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