STEM & STEAM Grants
Samsung Raises Prize Pool for 2023 Solve for Tomorrow Contest
- By Kate Lucariello
Electronics has announced its 13th annual Solve for
Tomorrow $2 million contest
to teachers of U.S. public school students in grades 6–12. The
contest encourages teachers to submit ideas on how their students can
help their communities by problem-solving with the help of classroom
technology and other supplies. Application deadline is Nov. 2, 2022.
are challenged to use STEM resources to create solutions to needs in
their communities. The contest is part of Samsung’s “Together for
Tomorrow! Enabling People” initiative to empower students to
“achieve their full potential and pioneer positive social change,”
the company said in a release.
contest was launched in 2010 and has awarded $20 million in
technology and materials to U.S. public schools since its inception.
project theme for the 2022 contest is short- and long-term
environmental impact with a commitment to sustainability. To that
end, Samsung has increased its Sustainability Innovation Award to
challenge this year’s applicants to find issues they’re
passionate about and see firsthand the true impact STEM can have to
better their community and the planet,” said Michelle
Crossan-Matos, SVP, Corporate Marketing, Citizen & Communications
officer at Samsung Electronics America. “We enjoy seeing the
diverse projects that students conceptualize each year and are
excited to see the innovations to come out of the 13th annual
will be chosen in several categories: 300 State Finalists from the
pool of applicants will receive a $2,500 prize package; 50 State
Winners will receive a Samsung Video Kit to assist in video
development, as well as $12,000 in Samsung technology and supplies
for classroom use; one of the 50 State Winner schools will be chosen
as the Sustainability Innovation Award Winner to win an
additional $50,000 prize package of environmental classroom
there, 10 National Finalist Schools will be selected to
participate in the pitch event where they will present their project
to a panel of judges. For achieving National Finalist status, seven
of these schools will be awarded $50,000 in technology and supplies
while the remaining three will be named National Grand Prize Winners.
National Grand Prize Winner schools will each receive $100,000
in classroom technology and supplies.
Of the top 10 schools, one Community Choice Winner will also
be determined through online public voting and will be eligible to
win an additional $10,000 in Samsung technology, and one Employee
Choice Winner will be selected by Samsung employees to also receive
$10,000 of technology in addition to their national winnings.
Visit the contest
rules page to learn how to apply and for more
Kate Lucariello is a former newspaper editor, EAST Lab high school teacher and college English teacher.