51 Schools Nationwide Named State Winners in the $2 Million Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest

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51 Schools Nationwide Named State Winners in the $2 Million Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest

One school in every state and Washington, D.C. will be awarded $20,000* in technology to support STEM learning
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CAMPAIGN: Samsung Solve for Tomorrow

CONTENT: Press Release

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., December 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Samsung today announced the 51 state winners in the Solve for Tomorrow Contest, a nationwide competition to raise enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by challenging students and teachers to tackle critical issues across the country. One school in each state, and the District of Columbia, will each receive $20,000* in technology – including a Samsung GALAXY Camera™ 2, ATIV Book 9 laptop and Adobe Elements software – to complete the next phase of the competition.

The 51 state winners, listed below, were chosen from a pool of more than 3,100 teachers for their use of STEM skills to address issues that affect their lives and their regions. Topics ranged from water pollution to air quality to public health epidemics. To become a state winner, the teachers submitted lesson plans that illustrated how they would execute their ideas.

“We believe that applying science, technology, engineering and math to real-world challenges can be a powerful tool to engage youth in STEM subjects,” said Ann Woo, director of Corporate Citizenship for Samsung Electronics North America. “We congratulate this year’s state winners on their creative ways to help improve their communities while teaching the leaders of tomorrow. We look forward to watching as their projects evolve.”

In the next phase of the contest, the state winners will work with students to bring the ideas to life. The teams will create videos of their projects, and in February, 15 of the teams will be named national finalists. Following the announcement, the national finalists will present their projects to a live panel of judges in March. Five national grand prize winners will then be selected by a panel of judges, Samsung employees and public online voters.

Additionally, three special awards will be given to contestants in the 51 state winner pool for their pioneering use of math, environmental innovation or civic engagement by DIRECTV, the National Environmental Education Foundation and Digital Promise, respectively. During the competition, approximately $2 million* of prizes will be presented by Samsung, Adobe, DIRECTV, Fortune, PBS TeacherLine, the National Environmental Education Foundation and Digital Promise. In addition to technology, each teacher who entered the contest received a professional development class from PBS TeacherLine.

The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest was created in 2010 to encourage innovation while addressing the technology gap in classrooms across the country. The competition is a Samsung Solve for Tomorrow initiative which aims to engage students nationwide in active, hands-on STEM learning. Since 2010, Samsung has invested more than $17 million in support of STEM education to schools, students and teachers across the United States.

The 51 state winners are:

State

City

School Name

Alabama

Moulton

Lawrence County High School

Alaska

Ketchikan

Revilla Alternative Jr./Sr. High School

Arizona

Phoenix

Clarendon School

Arkansas

Norman

Caddo Hills High School

California

San Jose

Downtown College Prep

Colorado

Littleton

Rocky Heights Middle School

Connecticut

Stratford

David Wooster Middle School

Delaware

Camden

Caesar Rodney High School

Florida

Niceville

Niceville High School

Georgia

Lawrenceville

Moore Middle School

Hawaii

Ewa Beach

James Campbell High School

Idaho

Ammon

Sandcreek Middle School

Illinois

Streamwood

Streamwood High School

Indiana

Gary

Frankie Woods McCullough Academy

Iowa

Bloomfield

Davis County Middle School

Kansas

Junction City

Junction City High School

Kentucky

Stanton

Powell County High School

Louisiana

Winnfield

Winnfield Senior High School

Maine

Wells

Wells High School

Maryland

Frederick

Monocacy Middle School

Massachusetts

New Bedford

Global Learning Charter Public School

Michigan

Freeland

Freeland Elementary School

Minnesota

Babbitt

Northeast Range High School

Mississippi

Picayune

Nicholson Elementary

Missouri

Festus

Festus Middle School

Montana

Lewistown

Lewistown Junior High School

Nebraska

Fremont

Fremont Middle School

Nevada

Reno

Galena High School

New Hampshire

Bow

Bow High School

New Jersey

Northfield

Northfield Community Middle School

New Mexico

Taos

Taos Middle School

New York

Cherry Plain

Berlin Jr./Sr. High School

North Carolina

Charlotte

Myers Park High School

North Dakota

Carson

Grant County Middle School

Ohio

Cedarville

Cedar Cliff Schools

Oklahoma

Yukon

Yukon High School

Oregon

Portland

Mt. Tabor Middle School

Pennsylvania

Erie

Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy

Rhode Island

Westerly

Westerly High School

South Carolina

Summerville

Ashley Ridge High School

South Dakota

Lead

Lead-Deadwood High School

Tennessee

Columbia

Spring Hill High School

Texas

Dallas

Hillcrest High School

Utah

Salt Lake City

West High School

Vermont

Essex Junction

Essex High School

Virginia

Centreville

Bull Run Elementary School

Washington

Vancouver

Hudson's Bay High School

Washington, D.C.

Washington

Imagine Hope Community Charter School

West Virginia

Charleston

Andrew Jackson Middle School

Wisconsin

Barneveld

Barneveld School District

Wyoming

Meeteetse

Meeteetse Schools

To learn more about the competition, please visit: http://www.samsung.com/solve

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About Samsung Electronics North America
Samsung Electronics North America (NAHQ), based in Ridgefield Park, NJ, is an arm of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The company markets a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics, information systems, and home appliance products, as well as oversees all of Samsung’s North American brand management including Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC and Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. As a result of its commitment to innovation and unique design, Samsung is one of the most decorated brands in the electronics industry. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com. You can also Fan Samsung on www.facebook.com/SamsungUSA or follow Samsung via Twitter @SamsungTweets.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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CONTACT:
Danielle Meister Cohen
Samsung Electronics North America
201-373-7554
D2.Cohen@sea.samsung.com

Lindsay Hyman
Allison+Partners
202-591-1127
SamsungSFT@allisonpr.com

 

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CAMPAIGN: Samsung Solve for Tomorrow

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