Trevor Browne Science Teacher Effie Grossnickle Selected as the Arizona State Finalist for Samsung's “Solve for Tomorrow” STEM Competition

Posted by Community Relations on 12/17/2015

Trevor Browne science teacher Effie Grossnickle, was selected as the Arizona state finalist for Samsung's “Solve for Tomorrow” STEM competition. In the first round, she was selected as one of five state finalists out of over 4,100 entries across Arizona. She won two Samsung tablets for use in her classroom. On December 9, Grossnickle reached the next round of competition following the submission of a lesson plan, “showing how STEM can be applied to help your local community.” Trevor Browne was the state winner, winning $20,000 of Samsung electronics, a camcorder and laptop. The award winning concept that her student science team will now implement is, "Xeriscape and Sunscreen Prototypes to Create Urban Cooling Stations." The goal of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow is to use STEM techniques to solve community issues. Now, she and her students will compete with other state finalists. If selected as one of 15 national finalists in this next round, representatives from Trevor Browne will go to New York City to compete for a prize worth over $100,000 in electronics. The top five national winners will go to Washington, D.C. in April, and win $120,000 in electronic equipment.


Camelback High School was also one of the five state finalists.