Etter's students developed a device that communicates through a user's phone to alert them that a child is still in the car.
As a national finalist, Fairfield will receive $50,000 in technology. Students will travel to New York City to compete in the final event before a panel of judges – presenting their project idea and sharing how it will benefit the local community and beyond. From there, five national grand prize winners will be selected by the judges and awarded $100,000 in technology. In addition, one school will be named the Community Choice Award winner and take home an additional $10,000 in technology. The Community Choice winner will be determined by online public voting.
“The world of technology has evolved rapidly over the last decade but the ability to think outside the box and approach problems from new angles continues to be a critical skill set for the next generation," said Ann Woo, Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship at Samsung Electronics America.
"Ten years ago, Solve for Tomorrow set out to inspire students through bridging STEM and social impact, and this year’s National Finalists are addressing our nation’s biggest challenges head-on,” Woo said.
Led by the guiding vision ‘Together for Tomorrow! Enabling People,’ Samsung is committed to fostering the education of future generations and ensuring they’re prepared to develop creative solutions in a technology-driven world, Woo said. This is in large part due to the problem-based learning model promoted by Solve for Tomorrow.
Watch Fairfield's product video and vote online for your school daily from now until 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, March 30 at https://www.samsung.com/us/solvefortomorrow/