Designed to boost interest and proficiency in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Samsung Solve for Tomorrow is a nationwide contest that challenges public school teachers and students in grades 6-12 to show how STEM can be applied to help improve their local community.
The challenge is open to legal residents of the United States who are twenty one years of age or older, and currently employed as full-time teachers in a public Middle School, Junior High School, or High School, grades 6-12, including Charter Schools that are 50% or more publicly funded. Throughout the four phases of the competition, teachers will collaborate with their student teams to consider community challenges or issues, answer questions about how they would address these issues using STEM, and then, if advanced, produce STEM related videos to support their ideas.
In Phase One, teachers will initially address the following questions:
- What is the biggest challenge or issue faced by your school community?
- How can STEM be applied to address this challenge or issue?
- What is the biggest hurdle your students face in the classroom that hinders their academic achievement?
In Phase Two, one winner from each state will be receive a Samsung Video Kit (approximate retail value of this prize package $1,500) to assist with the production of a video that must be submitted in Phase Three.
In Phase Three, each of the top 50 teachers will submit a video of up to three minutes in length, demonstrating how STEM can be applied to help improve their local community. Judges will select ten National Finalists.
In Phase Four, all ten National Finalists’ videos will be displayed and will participate in the public voting process to determine the “Community Choice” winner. Additionally, each of the ten finalists will present a live pitch to judges, where seven Pitch/National Finalist Prizes and three National Grand Prizes will be determined.
Submissions are being accepted through October 30th, 2018.
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