Ridgefield Park, N.J. – Samsung and its partners invited public school teachers and students across the United States today to participate in the Solve for Tomorrow contest with a total retail prize value of $1 million.
The winning teachers and students will receive products, software, and programming from Samsung Hope for Children, the Adobe Foundation, and DirecTV for their schools.
“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 VP of corporate strategy for Samsung Electronics North America.
As a company committed to raising enthusiasm for STEM and addressing the technology gap in classrooms, Samsung created Solve for Tomorrow in 2010 to promote STEM education as a way to foster sustainable innovation 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.
More than 1,500 schools from all 50 states participated last year.
Starting today 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. To learn more about the contest or submit an application, visit samsung.com/solvefortomorrow.