Silver Spring, Md. (Thursday, April 29, 2021) – Today, three students across the United States are recognized for innovative solutions to societal and environmental issues as winners of the Stanley Black & Decker and Discovery Education 2021 Making for Good Challenge. Working individually or in teams of 2-4, high school students nationwide created 60-90 second videos outlining innovative solutions to societal or environmental problems.
The annual challenge builds upon a Stanley Black & Decker and Discovery Education educational program – Innovation Generation – igniting, engaging, and empowering students to become innovators through no-cost dynamic digital resources. Through real-world explorations of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM), Innovation Generation cultivates students’ collaboration, problem solving, and creative thinking.
The winning 2021 Making for Good Challenge teams and prizing are as follows:
First Prize: $15,000 and a Stanley Black & Decker Prize Pack
- Jiwoong P., a 12th grader from Westminster School in Simsbury, CT
Second Place: $10,000 and a Stanley Black & Decker Prize Pack
- Nehal S., a 9th grader from Coppell Independent School District in Coppell, TX
Third Place: $5,000 and a Stanley Black & Decker Prize Pack
- Esha A., a 11th grader from Wake County Northwester School District in Raleigh, NC
See the full list and description of the winning projects here.
“At Stanley Black & Decker, our core mission is to be a force for good. Education is a cornerstone of that mission, which we make come alive through the Innovation Generation initiative in partnership with Discovery Education. Together, we aim to empower makers around the world,” said Stanley Black & Decker Corporate Responsibility Officer Deb Geyer. “The Making for Good 2021 winners demonstrate the power of innovation to create a more sustainable world for all by combining the power of imagination and STEAM.”
“Students are the future of innovation, guiding the world and solving some of the biggest challenges,” said Beth Meyer, Vice President of Corporate & Community Partnerships at Discovery Education. “In partnership with Stanley Black & Decker, we are empowering students with the STEAM content they need to transform ideas into life-changing solutions. The 2021 Challenge winners exemplify the power of STEAM learning.”
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 Discovery Education’s flexible K-12 learning platform on the Corporate Education Partnerships channel.
For more information about Discovery Education’s digital resources and professional learning services, visit www.discoveryeducation.com, and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Stanley Black & Decker
Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a leading $14.5 billion global diversified industrial with 53,000 employees in more than 60 countries who make the tools, products and solutions to deliver on its Purpose, For Those Who Make The World. The Company operates the world’s largest tools and storage business featuring iconic brands such as DEWALT, STANLEY, BLACK+DECKER and CRAFTSMAN; the world’s second largest commercial electronic security company; and is a global industrial leader of highly engineered solutions within its engineered fastening and infrastructure businesses. 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.