Samsung Names Solve for Tomorrow Contest Winners
Samsung has chosen the five winners of its annual Solve for Tomorrow Contest to boost enthusiasm in science, technology,
engineering and math (STEM) topics
among K-12 students.
Among the winning projects is one to make
comfortable cardboard classroom
furniture for special needs students and another to make prosthetic
for veterans. Judges in the contest, founded in 2010, chose the five
from an original group of 4,100 that submitted ideas last October.
Grand prize winners are:
Each of the grand prize-winning teams will take
home $120,000 in technology
for their schools and will be invited to Washington, D.C., for an
luncheon. The students will meet with members of Congress and visit the
The teams from California and Colorado will
present their projects April 13
at the White House Science Fair.
"We are so proud of these students at these five
schools for their
ingenuity and creativity in applying STEM to solving problems in their
communities and creating positive change," said Ann Woo, senior
corporate citizenship at Samsung Electronics America.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.