Last week, Samsung Canada launched the third annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge. This challenge tasks Canadian classrooms to apply STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) to real-world challenges facing their communities.
“Whether a wearable bracelet-sensory system that can translate sounds into vibrations for the hearing impaired, or a prototype water system that harnesses rain and snow to support and water a community’s rooftop garden, we continue to experience how technology can inspire Canadian students. We look forward to seeing the innovative solutions classrooms will develop using technology as a tool to make a difference in their community,” said Mark Childs, Chief Brand Officer, Samsung Canada.
The challenge is open to Canadian classrooms from Grade 6 through 12. Teachers have until February 28th to enter their class project for the challenge. Once the eligible entries have been scored, 50 Regional Finalists will be announced in late March and move on to the next round. Each finalist will receive a Samsung Solve for Tomorrow technology prize package consisting of one of each: a Samsung Galaxy S8, GearVR, Galaxy Tab A and Gear360 to assist with their video submissions. Once the submissions are received, four Regional Winners will be chosen at the beginning of June and each one will receive $20,000 worth of Samsung technology for their school. The four regions include:
- BC and Northern Canada: British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut
- Prairies: Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba
- Central Canada: Ontario and Quebec
- Atlantic Canada: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador
Natalie Panek, a Canadian rocket scientist currently working on the ExoMars rover project, returns once again as the ambassador for the 2018 Solve for Tomorrow Challenge.
“This program inspires young people to push the boundaries of discovery and to solve challenging problems using technology,” said Natalie Panek, Solve for Tomorrow Ambassador. “I am really excited to see what students and schools imagine and materialize in 2018!”
It will definitely be cool to see what ideas the next generation of STEM programmers and developers can come up with during this challenge.
What do you think about Samsung Canada 2018 Solve for Tomorrow Challenge? Are any of your kid’s classrooms taking up the challenge this year? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.Source: Samsung