Washington — Samsung today honored five schools for their success in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.
The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, a nationwide $1 million competition designed to raise enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education among U.S. public middle and high school students.
The grand prize winners were chosen for their video submissions illustrating how STEM can help address an environmental issue in their communities, Samsung said.
These five schools bested 1,600 other contestants in the year-long Solve for Tomorrow education contest. The winners are:
- Franklin High School, Los Angeles;
- Leewood K-8 Center, Miami;
- Forestview Middle School, Baxter, Minn;
- Arrowhead Park Early College, Las Cruces, N.M.; and
- MS 88/Peter Rouget Middle School, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Each school will win $110,000 in technology to include smart boards, LED TVs and laptops from Samsung, and corporate partners Adobe and DirecTV.
As part of their prize package, the five winning schools also have the option to host a community e-waste recycling day through Samsung Recycling Direct, an e-waste program which has recycled more than 250 million pounds of electronic waste in the United States since the 2008.