Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow competition is currently underway and there is still time to for you to enter. The contest is designed to get students in grades six through twelve interested in STEAM projects that can have an immediate impact on local and global communities. Some past contest finalists have designed projects that utilize drones to reduce the use of pesticides on crops, created projects to feed hungry students, and developed emergency shelter solutions to help those affected by natural disasters.
One of the benefits of creating a Solve for Tomorrow entry is that it can help your students identify and propose solutions to problems that affect their local communities. But, as you can see from past contest finalists, the problems and solutions that students identify often have global applications. Furthermore, creating Solve for Tomorrow projects can help your students see the importance of integrating skills from science, technology, engineering, arts, and math into meaningful solutions to real world problems.
This contest is unique in its format. Initial entry takes just a few minutes of your time. The key part of the initial entry form is three short responses to the following questions:
- What is the most difficult problem faced by your school’s community?
- How can STEAM be applied to address this issue?
- What is the biggest hurdle your students face in the classroom that hinders their academic achievement?
Get some inspiration for your STEAM project by watching a few of the videos from last year’s Solve for Tomorrow contest finalists.
Remember, initial entries are due by November 9th. Take a few minutes to enter today!