• 07-NOV-2013

  • SOURCE: Samsung Electronics America

Samsung Awards Technology to 255 Schools Nationwide in First Phase of $2 Million Solve for Tomorrow Contest

Samsung today announced the 255 state finalists in its nationwide Solve for Tomorrow contest, a commitment to raise awareness of and interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning across America. Five winners from every state will benefit, receiving two Samsung Galaxy® Tabs as well as the opportunity to advance in the contest and receive additional products and software from Samsung and program partners DirecTV and Adobe.

The 255 state finalists, whose details are available at samsung.com/solve, were chosen from more than 2,300 applicants. This year's ideas ran the gamut from harnessing wind energy across the Alaskan tundra to reviving the coral reefs of the Florida coast -- all to address the various needs of local communities. The diversity and creativity of the entries testify to the great potential of American students and teachers.

Samsung created Solve for Tomorrow in 2010 to get students and teachers excited about STEM by challenging them to apply their classroom learning to solve a real-world issue in their local community. This year, Solve for Tomorrow has doubled the value of the prize packages from last year.