South Colchester Academy snags $50k in Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge!

CCRSB News: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Today, Samsung Canada announced the two final winners in the company's Solve for Tomorrow (SFT) Education Challenge that aims to deepen the passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) among Canadian students. Gordon Graydon High School (Mississauga, ON) and South Colchester Academy (Brookfield, NS), will each receive a $50,000 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow technology grant, tailored specifically to meet the classroom technology needs of each school.  Also, the winning schools  will host well-known Canadian YouTube partners Mitchell Moffitt and Greg Brown of AsapSCIENCE for STEM-inspired celebration events— giving students a chance to 'show-and-tell' how they solved an issue in their community by applying STEM. The winning projects will then be featured in an AsapTHOUGHT video created by Mitch and Greg themselves.

"This is a transformational opportunity for the school to enhance instruction, assessment and collaboration and to move towards developing universal design for learning. This is an extremely exciting opportunity for students to have the most up-to-date technology in their hands on a more consistent and frequent basis," says Nevin Jackson, Principal, South Colchester Academy. "We were surprised to see how large our community was from alumni across the country, to loyal Nova Scotians to schools across the province and our proud local communities who stepped up in all sorts of ways and made this happen. Finally, we wish to recognize the dedication of our students and staff who have once again proven that wolves work best as a pack!"

Along with AsapSCIENCE, the Solve for Tomorrow Challenge is supported by The Learning Partnership, a national charitable organization dedicated to advancing public education in Canada, and Let’s Talk Science, a charitable youth development organization which creates and delivers free STEM learning programs and services that support educators and strengthen student learning outcomes.

Click here to read the full press release from Samsung.