Better Living Through STEM

  • Jul 16, 2015

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Samsung Solve for Tomorrow is a national competition inviting teachers and students, grades 6-12, to put Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to work solving problems in their local communities.

And solve they have:

-Devising a plan for water conservation in California.

-Creating adaptive equipment to enhance the lives of wheelchair-bound fellow students.

-Developing “vertical produce gardens” that make the most of limited space in an urban environment.

And that’s just the most recent contest!

These projects are typical of the good work that’s been brought about by Samsung Solve for Tomorrow since its inception in 2010: STEM-based solutions to everyday problems, engineered by students with an eye toward a better future.

Which is why DIRECTV is a proud partner and sponsor. Recently, participating teacher Chris Oonk and the student members of his engineering club received the DIRECTV Math Makes-it-Work Awarda $25,000 cash grant toward further development of their submitted project, an app designed to give motorists early warning of flood conditions in the low-lying coastal city of Charleston, South Carolina.

You can read all about Chris and his students here.

After that, you can make your own contribution to a better future by spreading the word about Samsung Solve for Tomorrow. Application for entry into the next round of competition begins in September!

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 —Stephen Vincent D’Emidio