RISE UP/GEAR UP

Another award for UW GEAR UP Project Lead The Way and Robotics teachers

To: Reifel, Barry, East Valley High School, Yakima, Washington
Subject: Samsung Solve for Tomorrow

Dear Barry,

Congratulations! You have been named a State Winner in the 2014 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. Your entry was chosen for its innovative approach to advancing interest in STEM among your students as well as making an impact in your community.

Since you have been chosen as a State Winner, you have already earned a minimum of $20,000 in Samsung technology for your school.

You will now go on to represent your state in the national competition where we ask that you create a 2 – 3 minute video that brings your lesson plan to life. For your efforts, you will have the opportunity to earn a larger technology package of $35,000 or $140,000 and a chance to come and present your story with other competing schools in March. If you are chosen as one of our five National Winners, you will also be invited to attend an awards ceremony in Washington D.C. in April.

Your commitment to your students and school as well as to advancing STEM education is evident through the great work that you are doing. Once again, congratulations on being named a State Winner!

Warm Regards,

David Steel
Executive Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Communications
Samsung Electronics America