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255 Schools Nationwide Named State Finalists in $2 Million* Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest

November 23, 2015
By Business Wire News


Samsung Electronics America (SEA) has announced the 255 state finalists 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 community issues across the country.

The 255 state finalists were chosen from a pool of more than 4,100 teachers for their approach to exploring how STEM subjects address issues that affect their lives and their regions, ranging from water pollution to health and safety.

“At Samsung, we believe that embracing a community-based approach to learning is a powerful platform for inspiring the next generation of thought leaders and creators in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math,” said Ann Woo, director of corporate citizenship, Samsung Electronics America. “We congratulate this year’s state finalists and all of the Solve for Tomorrow entrants on their innovative ideas for solving real issues affecting their communities in order to foster change and impact.”

In the next phase of the contest, the state finalists will submit activity plans detailing how they plan to address the issue they identified in their community using STEM skills. From that pool, 51 state winners (representing all 50 states and Washington, D.C.) will be selected. The next phase will select 15 national finalists to present their projects to a live panel of judges in March 2016. Five national grand prize winners will then be selected by a panel of judges, Samsung employees and public online voters in the spring of 2016.

Five schools in every state, and the District of Columbia, will each receive two Galaxy Tab® 4s and the opportunity to move on in the competition and win additional prizes. In addition, BrainPOP, a leading STEM education digital destination, will be providing a 1-year subscription to their digital platform and educator resources to all 51 state winners. Program partner Adobe will also be contributing their signature software to the 15 national finalists.

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 the flagship Samsung Solve for Tomorrow initiative which aims to engage students nationwide in active, hands-on STEM learning. Since 2004, Samsung has provided more than $17 million in technology to more than 1,000 public schools in the United States.

Please see below for list of State Finalist schools.

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Oxon Hill Middle   Ft. Washington   MD
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Maine School of Science and Mathematics   Limestone   ME
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Wells High School   Wells   ME
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John Thomas School of Discovery   Nixa   MO
Malden R-1   Malden   MO
Ridgewood Middle School   Arnold   MO
Summit Technology Academy   Lee’s Summit   MO
Union Star R-2   Union Star   MO
D’Iberville Middle School   D’Iberville   MS
Nicholson Elementary   Picayune   MS
Provide High School   Jackson   MS
Senatobia High School   Senatobia   MS
South Jones Elementary   Ellisville   MS
Capital High School   Helena   MT
Deer Creek Elementary, District #3   Glendive   MT
Jefferson High School   Boulder   MT
Lewistown Junior High School   Lewistown   MT
Sleeping Giant Middle School   Livingston   MT
Bridges School   Morehead City   NC
Carver Middle School STEM Academy   Laurel Hill   NC
East Duplin High School   Beulaville   NC
JP Knapp Early College High School   Currituck   NC
Thomas Jefferson Middle School   Winston-Salem   NC
Des Lacs-Burlington High School   Des Lacs   ND
Dunseith Public School District #1   Dunseith   ND
Grant County High School   Elgin   ND
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Minto School District 20   Minto   ND
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Omaha Northwest Magnet High School   Omaha   NE
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Winside Public School   Winside   NE
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Hillsboro-Deering High School   Hillsboro   NH
Oyster River High School   Durham   NH
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Winnisquam Regional High school   Tilton   NH
Belleville High School   Belleville   NJ
Dr. Micheal Conti School (PS 5)   Jersey City   NJ
Lakeland Regional High School   Wanaque   NJ
Sparta High School   Sparta   NJ
Veterans Memorial Middle School   Brick   NJ
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McCurdy Secondary   Espanola   NM
Mescalero Apache School   Mescalero   NM
Taos Middle School   Taos   NM
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Southwest Career and Technical Academy   Las Vegas   NV
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