Earlier this year, Samsung Canada launched their annual Solve for Tomorrow Challenge, tasking Canadian schools to apply STEM to real-world challenges. The four regional winners were announced yesterday and each winning school will receive $20,000 in Samsung technology.
“As a parent, every day I see the possibilities that come to life when Canadian students are empowered through STEM-based learning. At Samsung, we are inspired to see how Canadian schools are using technology to action real-world community impact, and we applaud the efforts of these inventive Canadian classrooms,” said Jennifer Groh, Director of Corporation Communications and Citizenship, Samsung Canada.
The regional winners were selected from a group of 50 regional finalists who were announced back in April. The regional finalists received a Samsung Gear VR headset, Galaxy Tab A tablet, Galaxy S8 smartphone, and Gear 360 camera to assist them in the last phase of the Challenge.
Check out the four regional winners and their winning STEM solutions below.
Westwood Community High School (Fort McMurray, AB): Highlighting an opportunity to increase community awareness around energy technology, students engineered weekly STEM workshops to engage students in Grades 4 through 9 in a hands-on learning environment.
Meadows West School (Winnipeg, MB): Students launched an awareness campaign to demonstrate dangerous traffic violations in their school zone, inviting parents to experience these violations through the eyes of a young student using virtual reality.
Thornlea Secondary School (Thornhill, ON): With bees identified as endangered, students designed an auto-pollination system that will act as a contingency plan to support plants that are dependent on bees and other natural pollinators.
Bernice MacNaughton High School (Moncton, NB): Students identified a need for increased healthy food options for their school community, constructing an aquaponic garden system to grow a steady supply of fruits and vegetables for students, by students.
Congratulations to the winning schools and to all the schools who entered from the staff here at Techaeris.
Last Updated on June 13, 2018.