Program challenges students and teachers to tackle critical issues affecting their communities
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 15, 2015 — Samsung Electronics America (SEA) announced the launch of the company’s 6th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow (#SamsungSolve) program and the call for entry submissions. Samsung’s flagship citizenship initiative is one of many innovative programs designed to address the growing education gap and career development shortage in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in the U.S.
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Samsung Solve for Tomorrow National Finalists pitch their submission to a live audience in New York City (#SamsungSolve) (Photo: Business Wire)
Today, more students are using technology than ever before. But relatively few are playing a role in creating this technology or are pursuing studies and professional careers in the fields of STEM. Samsung believes education is a fundamental right for everyone, and that access to technology opens doors to opportunity. Through Samsung Solve for Tomorrow and other signature citizenship programs, Samsung is committed to empowering millions of students and educators in the U.S., through the democratization of STEM education, access to technology and resources, and the inspiration to solve the critical issues affecting their communities.
“We aspire for students to be creators and not just consumers of tomorrow’s technology, and this journey begins in the classroom,” said Ann Woo, director of corporate citizenship, Samsung Electronics America, Samsung Electronics America. “Solve for Tomorrow is a powerful platform that not only fosters lasting community engagement and learning for the participating schools, it sparks conversations and debate around a shared vision for how we can equip and motivate the next generation of creators, innovators and leaders to affect positive changes in their communities and beyond.”
Guidelines for Solve for Tomorrow Entries:
The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow call for entries is now open. To enter your school, and for contest rules, please visit www.samsung.com/solve. The deadline for submissions is October 30, 2015.
Samsung will be providing a prize pool of over $2 million* in technology for the contest. In addition, BrainPOP, a leading STEM education digital destination, has provided a collection of free, STEM-themed content participants can use as a resource for your submission.
The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest was created in 2010 to encourage innovation while addressing the technology gap in classrooms across the country. The competition is the flagship Samsung Solve for Tomorrow initiative which aims to engage students nationwide in active, hands-on STEM learning. Since 2004, Samsung has provided more than $17 million in technology to more than 1,000 public schools in the United States.
*$2M prize is based on an estimated retail value.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA delivers a broad range of digital consumer electronics, mobile products and wearables, wireless infrastructure, IT and home appliance products. Samsung is the market leader for HDTVs in the U.S and one of America’s fastest growing home appliance brand. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. We are also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives. We employ 319,000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of US $196 billion. To discover more, please visit our official website at www.samsung.com and our official blog at global.samsungtomorrow.com.