According to the Daily NonPareil, a Glenwood teacher has been named the winner for the State of Iowa in Samsung’s “Solve Tomorrow” Contest. 57 year old Betsy Maryott had been deemed the winner of the contest because of her innovative approach towards advancing student interest in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics. Maryott’s winnings include $20,000 in Samsung technology for Glenwood, $1,400 in equipment such as a computer, camera and video editing software, and the chance to compete in a national competition for the chance to win more than $140,000 in Samsung technology. The science teacher is now required to create a 2-to-3 minute video that demonstrates her lesson plan. Maryott’s plan is to have her students assist in bumblebee research for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The students will design artificial nests for the bumblebees to determine whether the insects will inhabit them, and possibly make a documentary of the project. If the bees are drawn to the nests, a UNL official will demonstrate how to mark the hives with GPS tracking devices. The overall lesson goal is to call attention to how bumblebees benefit the community and to identity causes as to why the insects are disappearing. The information gathered from the project may benefit farmers and others involved in agriculture, giving them the opportunity to time their sprayings before and after. 5 winners will be chosen at the national competition, who will then attend an awards ceremony in Washington D.C. in April 2014. The video for the contest must be submitted by February 2014.