The Solve for Tomorrow design competition from Samsung is starting up again, and three guests join the podcast to explain how it works, and why schools and businesses should invest in K-12 STEM education. George Dowdy led his students at Porter High School to win the most recent competition, while Autumn Dowdy led her students at the same school to win before that. George and Autumn, an engineering education power couple, talk about what it’s like teaching engineering today and how the Solve for Tomorrow competition complements their existing curriculum. Ann Woo is the Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship at Samsung in the US, and she explains why Samsung funds or support the K-12 education pipeline with professional development and other programs like this.
Related to this episode:
• Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition: https://www.samsung.com/us/solvefortomorrow/
• Porter High team wins national STEM competition for second year: https://www.yourconroenews.com/neighborhood/moco/news/article/Porter-High-team-wins-national-STEM-competition-17192932.php
• Project Lead The Way: https://www.pltw.org/
• MindSpark Learning: https://www.mindspark.org/
• Porter High School Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/porterhs_spartans/?hl=en
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