Stanley Black & Decker and Discovery Education Announce 2020 Making for Good Challenge Winners
Innovative STEAM Solutions to Societal & Environmental Issues Earns Students One-of-a-Kind Virtual Mentorship Opportunity and $30,000 in Prizing
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 and 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 and Decker Prize Pack
- AnaMaria P., a 12th grader from Albuquerque Academy in Albuquerque, 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 and 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 & Community 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. The program’s digital tools can be accessed online at Innovation-Gen.com and through the Discovery Education Experience corporate and community education partnerships channel.
For more information about Discovery Education’s digital resources and professional learning services, visit DiscoveryEducation.com, and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Facebook, follow us on Twitter at @DiscoveryEd, or find us on Instagram and Pinterest.
About Stanley Black & Decker
Stanley Black & Decker is a $14 billion revenue, purpose-driven industrial organization. Stanley Black & Decker has 58,000 employees in more than 60 countries and operates the world’s largest tools and storage business, the world’s second largest commercial electronic security company, a leading engineered fastening business as well as Oil & Gas and Infrastructure businesses. The company’s iconic brands include BLACK+DECKER, Bostitch, CRAFTSMAN, DEWALT, FACOM, Irwin, Lenox, Porter Cable and Stanley. Stanley Black & Decker is a company for the makers and innovators, the craftsmen and the caregivers, and those doing the hard work to make the world a better place. Learn more at stanleyblackanddecker.com.
About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education currently serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com.