Samsung is pleased to announce the launch of the 2015/2016 Solve are for Tomorrow STEM-based technology contest. From now until October 30, we are accepting applications from teachers in all disciplines representing grades 6-12, and there’s no limit to the number of teachers that can enter from each school. All applicants will have a chance to win a share of $2 Million in technology and prizes for their school. Prizes will be awarded at each stage of the competition, from the 255 State Finalists to the final Five National Winners. Entrants must answer a few, simple questions about their school and STEM education at www.samsung.com/solve. One school per state will win a technology kit to produce a video addressing the challenge; “Show how STEM can be applied to help improve your local community.”
To help you along the way our supporters at BrainPOP have provided a collection of free, STEM-themed content you can use as an additional resource as you develop your submission and carry out your planned curriculum!
In addition to the above mentioned, we will be awarding five teachers in every state including D.C., two Galaxy tabs. There will also be one winner from each state that will receive a $20,000 technology package for their school.
Fifteen National Finalists will receive a trip to attend our pitch event, where they will present their video to a panel of judges. Finally, the selected five National Winners will also be invited to attend a celebratory event in Washington D.C. in addition to winning $120,000 technology package for their school.
Aside from the technology received, Solve for Tomorrow schools have been nationally recognized and featured in publications such as Fortune Magazine and US News and World Reports, have been invited to the White House Science Fair, and even presented their projects to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
We hope you’ll consider applying again this year as well as sharing this information with your fellow colleagues. I’d be happy to speak with you if you have any further questions on the program, my contact information can be found below.