Justin Reinmuth as part of his dual-credit electronics class submitted an application for the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest and was recently notified that Gering High School has been selected as the State Winner for Nebraska.
First, five teachers per state plus the District of Columbia are selected to submit a lesson plan outlining how they will address the challenge of "Show how STEM can be applied to help your local community". In the second phase of the contest, one teacher per state was chosen as a State Winner and received a Samsung laptop to create a video showcasing their solution to the challenge.
Gering High School was chosen as the state winner for Nebraska and will receive a minimum of $25,000** in technology!! Way to go!
So what's next? Out of the 51 State Winners, ten National finalists will be chosen and their videos will be placed online for public voting. All National Finalists will receive a minimum of $50,000** in technology for their school.
Ten National Finalists will be narrowed down to three National Winners which will be selected by a panel of judges during an in-person event where all ten Finalists present their projects. One offshoot prize winner will be decided via online voting on Samsung.com/Solve. All three winners selected will receive a technology grant of $150,000**.
The three National Winners are invited to an awards celebration hosted in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. – they will also have the opportunity to make a donation to the local nonprofit organization of their choice.