eStem Named State Winner in the $2 million Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest

ESTEM is one of our partners in the Water Quality Demonstration Grant from the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). They will be using a remote-operated vehicle (ROV) funded by the City of Little Rock for this project.

12/13/2015 – Samsung announced today that eStem has been named the State Winner for Arkansas in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, a nationwide competition to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by challenging teachers and students to take topics out of traditional classroom settings and into local communities.

“At eStem, we hope to highlight the real-world application of science and engineering using high-quality STEM projects in our classrooms. This competition is an incredible opportunity to showcase some of the highly creative ideas our students and teachers can come up with to address local issues” – Dennis Pevey (eStem Science Specialist)  

eStem has moved onto this round of the competition for their interest in using STEM to address water quality issues in Arkansas waterways. eStem is one of fifty-one State Winners in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. During the next phase of the competition, the students will create a 2-3 minute video showcasing how the students implement their idea for helping their community.

This is eStem’s first time as a State Winner in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest.

*Prize value is estimated retail value.
 

About eStem
eStem Public Charter Schools, Inc., is a non-profit charter school management organization dedicated to improving public education in Arkansas. eStem established eStem Elementary Public Charter School, eStem Middle Public Charter School, and eStem High Public Charter School in downtown Little Rock under a charter granted by the Arkansas State Board of Education in December 2007. All three schools are open enrollment, publicly funded schools, meaning that any school aged child in Arkansas is eligible to attend. All eStem schools are tuition free. The goal of eStem PCS is to create future leaders and innovators through immersion into the Little Rock community and developing ideas to address real world social and environmental problems.

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