Samsung is dedicated to helping improve children¡¯s health, education and sustainability with products that inspire passion and enable people to live smarter lives. This fall, we are giving schools nationwide the opportunity to share the wonder of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), and win part of $1 million in technology through our Solve for Tomorrow contest*.
Over the past 10 years, Samsung and its retail and business partners have helped more than 400 schools, community-based foundations and charities throughout the U.S. by raising awareness and funding their causes under the Samsung Hope for Children philanthropic initiative. Samsung has a strong commitment towards developing leading technologies that facilitate innovation in the classroom and support STEM based education. By fostering students¡¯ interest in these key subject areas and by making them accessible and interesting, Samsung hopes to positively affect STEM proficiency to strengthen our nation¡¯s, future competitiveness through our children.
STEM education continues to be a national priority in the U.S., as it has become increasingly apparent that U.S. students are not advancing in math and science at the same pace as in other countries. In fact, recent studies show that:
Through Solve for Tomorrow, Samsung and its partners hope to raise the enthusiasm for STEM education, demonstrate how STEM can positively impact our environment and communities, and improve the technology gap in classrooms.
Together, we will work towards solving this academic challenge in our country.
Samsung is asking 6th- 12th grade public school teachers across the U.S. to create videos with their students that answer the challenge: ¡°Show how STEM can help improve the environment in your community?¡± From August 22 through October 31, teachers can complete an online application to be selected to participate in the video contest. The 25 selected classrooms will receive a Samsung camcorder and Adobe video editing software to create videos responses.** The top 12 videos will be posted on Samsung.com for online voting and the top 5 schools, including a winner chosen by the public through online voting, will be invited to attend an awards ceremony. Twelve schools in all will be awarded a minimum of $70,000* in technology for their efforts.
Samsung is collaborating with other leading technology companies to positively impact the participating schools. These partners are instrumental in this effort through their generous donation of products and services for winning schools.
To tackle these complex issues of STEM education and innovation on the environment, Samsung is also partnering closely with the National Environmental Education Foundation, which strives to educate, connect, and raise awareness of the importance of environmental education, improving educational opportunities and connecting community resources with schools.
Samsung Solve for Tomorrow is also proud to be partnering with several additional leading education non-profits, which bring to bear deep expertise in various facets of the U.S. education space.
* retail value
** Items in prize package subject to change.
No purchase necessary to enter or win in the Samsung ¡°Solve for Tomorrow¡± Education Contest. Open to legal residents of the 50 US & DC, 21 or older & currently employed as a public school teacher, grades 6-12. Void where prohibited. Contest begins 8/22/11, ends 3/12/12. For Official Rules and judging criteria, click here. Sponsor: Samsung Electronics America, Inc.