Stanley Black & Decker and Discovery Education announce the winners of the 2020 Making for Good Challenge. Working in teams of 2-4, high school students nationwide created 60-90 second videos outlining innovative solutions to societal or environmental needs.
The annual challenge builds upon a Stanley Black & Decker and Discovery Education educational program – Innovation Generation – igniting, engaging, and empowering students to become makers through no-cost dynamic digital resources. Through real-world explorations of STEAM, Innovation Generation cultivates students’ collaboration, problem solving, and creative thinking.
The winning 2020 Making for Good Challenge teams and prizing are as follows:
First Prize: $15,000 and an exclusive virtual mentorship with a Stanley Black & Decker employee
- Shivam A., a 9th grader from Shelby County School District in Memphis, TN
- Saksham S., an 11th grader from Germantown Municipal School District in Germantown, TN
Second Place: $10,000 and a Stanley Black & Decker Prize Pack
- AnaMaria P., a 12th grader from Albuquerque Academy in Alburquerque, NM,
- Nathan W., a 12th grader from North Colonie Central School District in Latham, NY
- Justin L., an 11th grader from Anaheim Union High School District in Cyprus, CA
- Max D., a 12th grader from Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District in Manlius, NY
Third Place: $5,000 and a Stanley Black & Decker Prize Pack
- Adam B., a 12th grader from Northern Highlands Regional School District in Allendale, NJ
- Matthew K., a 9th grader from Suffern Central School District in Suffern, NJ
See the full list and description of the winning projects here.
“At Stanley Black & Decker, we are committed to empowering students with the resources required to bring to life STEAM innovations that solve today’s most pressing problems,” said Stanley Black & Decker Corporate Responsibility Officer Deb Geyer. “Innovation Generation, in partnership with Discovery Education, demonstrates the power of combining imagination and engineering. We are thrilled to spotlight and congratulate the 2020 Making for Good Challenge winners for their creativity and problem solving.”
“It’s never been more clear that we need all people – and especially young people – to help solve today’s most vexing global challenges,” said Lori McFarling, President of Corporate Education Partnerships at Discovery Education. “We’re proud to partner with Stanley Black & Decker to empower students with the STEAM supports they need to translate inspiration into action.”
Powered by Stanley Black & Decker’s tools and Discovery Education’s unparalleled educational resources, Innovation Generation fuels student learning with a premiere, STEAM-focused, cross-disciplinary initiative that invites students and educators to explore their worlds through building, making and doing. Innovation Generation resources help students build the important critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills needed for success beyond the classroom, and the program’s digital tools can be accessed online at Innovation-Gen.com and through the Discovery Education Experience corporate education partnerships channel.
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Discovery Education is offering schools and school systems not currently using the company’s digital services free access to Discovery Education Experience. Schools accepting this offer will have access to Discovery Education’s dynamic K-12 learning platform and its ready-to-use digital lesson plans, activities, and standards-aligned resources through the remainder of the school year. In addition, Discovery Education is offering a suite of no cost resources for parents and caregivers called Daily DE that can be used at home. For information, visit Discovery Education’s comprehensive Virtual Learning resource center dedicated to helping educators adapt their instruction to meet today’s need.
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