Samsung Kicks Off the 7th Annual Solve for Tomorrow Competition

Raise enthusiasm for STEAM subjects, empower your students to develop creative problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, and help your school win a share of $2 million in Samsung technology by entering the Solve for Tomorrow (#SamsungSolve) contest.

This year, the competition has expanded its focus from STEM to STEAM, and teachers can enter online by submitting a project idea that encourages students to use STEAM skills to solve an issue in their community.

“When collaboration and creativity intersect with science and technology … students are able to have a far greater impact on their local communities,” says Ann Woo, senior director of corporate citizenship, Samsung Electronics America. The top national finalists will present their creative projects and solutions to a panel of judges in New York City.

Details: November 15, 2016

Share Innovative Uses of Data-Collection Technology for a Chance to Win a 2017 Vernier/NSTA Technology Award

The annual Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards program recognizes one elementary teacher, two middle-school teachers, three high-school teachers, and one college-level educator for their innovative use of data-collection technology in the science classroom.

Each winner will be chosen by a panel of NSTA-appointed experts and will receive $1,000 in cash, $3,000 in Vernier products, and up to $1,500 toward expenses to attend the 2017 NSTA National Conference in Los Angeles. All current K–12 and college science and STEM educators are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Details: November 30, 2016

Toshiba and the NSTA Celebrate the 25th ExploraVision Competition

The world’s largest K–12 science competition challenges participants to use problemsolving, critical-thinking, and collaboration skills to build solutions to everyday problems and encourages participants to engage with many of the science and engineering practices found in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). With support from a teacher and an optional mentor, teams of two to four students research scientific principles and current technologies to design innovations that could exist in 20 years to solve a problem facing the world.

Details: ExploraVision.orgDeadline: February 6, 2017