YAKIMA — East Valley High School won $20,000 in tech equipment from Samsung and is one of 51 schools nationwide that could win more, the electronics giant announced this week.
Samsung is the creator of the Solve for Tomorrow contest, one of the company’s initiatives in raising interest in science, technology, engineering and math — or STEM — learning in the United States. This year, more than 2,300 schools applied.
The 51 winners earn $20,000 in products and also receive products and software to compete in the next phase of the competition, which challenges the winners to submit a short video documenting their STEM projects. Fifteen national finalists will be chosen.
From those 15, five winners will be selected. The top five will be awarded a $140,000 technology package; the other 10 semifinalists will receive a smaller prize worth $35,000.
The national finalists will be honored next spring at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.