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Making STEAM dreams come true

Making STEAM dreams
come true

The Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub and STEM Oregon are helping to spread the word about Solve for Tomorrow, a competition that aims to promote STEAM in public schools around the US.

Solve for Tomorrow is a contest in which middle and high school teachers lead a class of students in the creation of a solution that addresses a need in their community using Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM).  As an example, one of the winning teams last year came up with a solution to help low-income students who do not have the funds to eat a meal at night.

Contest applicants will have a chance to win a share of $2 million in Samsung technology for their school throughout the competition. More details (including rules) on Solve for Tomorrow contest appear here: www.samsung.com/solve

The final day for applications is Nov. 9.

There are winning prize packages at each round – state winners, state finalists, national winners, national finalists. (Details here: http://www.samsung.com/us/solvefortomorrow/prizes.html. ) All of the prize packages are preselected, with the exception of the national finalist prize, which includes a bundle of preselected products as well as a certain amount that the teacher and school can select based on the school’s need.

One school can have more than one submission, but each submission needs to be under a different teacher and class.

If the Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub can assist you in any way, either through our resource lending library, industry contacts or mentoring information, please feel free to contact us at umpquavalleysteamhub@gmail.com.

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