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Build a Better Future: SAMSUNG Solve For Tomorrow Challenge

Tomorrow’s economies will be forged by students who are proficient in Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering and Math (STEAM) subjects. Samsung is dedicated to helping people discover a world of possibilities, so we’ve made it our mission to raise student interest in STEAM subjects nationwide through innovative programs with our partners that will help us all build a better tomorrow.

The national contest Solve For Tomorrow is giving public school teachers $2 million in Samsung Technology for entering. Help develop STEM Projects and empower students to solve problems through critical thinking. Use STEAM subjects and Samsung Technology to help improve your local community.

Solve for Tomorrow is a contest where middle and high school teachers lead a class of students in the creation of a solution that addresses a need in their community using Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM).  As an example, one of the winning teams last year came up with a solution help low-income students who do not have the funds to eat a meal at night.

“I am inspired on a daily basis by the greatness that teachers and students inspire, especially in their local communities.” – Michele Mosa, Senior Manager Samsung Electronics

The first phase ends Nov 9th and requires teachers to fill out the online application.

One state winner is guaranteed to win up to $25K in Samsung technology.  However, if one of Oregon’s schools makes it to the next level, seven National finalists can win $50K in Samsung technology and three National winners will win up to $150K in Samsung technology!

The rest is as follows:

Entry Period:

Teachers from across the country complete the Solve for Tomorrow online application from Sept. 14 through Nov. 9, 2017

Click Here For Online Application

First Round:

255 state finalists are selected to submit an activity plan by Dec. 6, 2017

Second Round:

51 state winners are selected to submit project videos by Feb. 13, 2018

Third Round:

10 national finalists are selected to participate in a video voting contest on social media from Mar. 1-25, 2018

National Winners:

10 national finalists attend Pitch Event to demo prototype to live panel of judges in early April. 3 national winners revealed at Final Event


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About Heidi DeGarmo, South-Metro Salem STEM Webmaster (141 Articles)
Heidi DeGarmo is a senior at OregonTech majoring in IT-Health Informatics. As a combat veteran it is a passion of hers to pay it forward. The South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership (SMSP) is a collaboration of school districts, community colleges, universities, out-of-school programs and business and community partners that is focused on increasing student access and success in STEM fields.