BATON ROUGE MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL Among the 300 State Finalists in the National Samsung Solve for Tomorrow STEM Competition

Baton Rouge Magnet High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has been named one of 300 State Finalists in the 14th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition, receiving a $2.5K prize package.

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow is a national competition designed to empower students in grades 6-12 to leverage the power of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) to create innovative solutions addressing critical issues in their local communities.

– The competition empowers public middle and high school students to catalyze change by applying Problem-based Learning (PBL) principles, environmental stewardship, and entrepreneurship to address some of society’s most pressing challenges.

– Gen Zers participating in this year’s competition have boldly entered their game-changing ideas to tackle the climate crisis, accessibility, mental health matters like student anxiety and loneliness, food insecurity, cybersecurity, aid for the unhoused and migrants, and more. §

The full list of 300 State Finalists can be found here.

Teachers and students at each of the State Finalist schools will now be asked to submit an activity plan, detailing how their proposed STEM solution will address the identified community issue. The activity plan deadline is January 11, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EST, and the State Winners will be revealed in late January.

50 State Winners will receive a Samsung Video Kit to assist in the development of their “STEM solution pitch video,” as well as $12K in Samsung technology – One of 50 State Winners will be recognized as visionaries for driving sustainable change through STEM innovation with a Sustainability Innovation Award, and an additional $50K prize package that includes Samsung ENERGY STAR® technology – One State Winner will be selected for the new Rising Entrepreneurship Award, receiving a $25K prize package to foster the development of a scalable, sustainable venture that extends beyond the competition

10 National Finalist Schools will participate in a live pitch event where they will present their project to a panel of judges. Seven of these schools will be awarded $50K in Samsung tech and classroom supplies – A Community Choice Winner will also be determined through online voting by the general public, winning an additional $10K in prizes

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