(LR) Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation (SEPCO) Chief Financial Officer Taekyun Kim, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation (SEPCO) President Minsu Chu, Department of Education Director IV Margarita Ballesteros, Samsung Electro- Mechanics Philippines (SEMPHIL) President Hangkyu Cho, and Samsung R& ;D Institute Philippines (SRPH) Managing Director Yongduk Hwang.
Samsung Philippines intensified his efforts to support young Filipino innovators by launching his globally recognized education program, Resolve for tomorrow.
In partnership with the Department of Education, Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow is a new competition that promotes critical thinking, creative problem solving, and collaboration to inspire social innovation ideas that address pressing issues. community issue.
Since its global launch in 2010, Solve for Tomorrow has given students around the world the opportunity to turn their imaginative ideas into practical solutions. It aims to empower STEM students to share and realize their ideas to solve social challenges and make an impact in their local community.
The competition offers a unique learning experience, enabling participants to apply their STEM skills and gain valuable skills throughout the journey. Until 2020, the CSR program has benefited more than 2 million people and expanded to more than 50 markets, including the Philippines in 2023.
STEM in the Philippines
In the 2022 edition of the Global Innovation Index, which measures economic growth and competitiveness, the Philippines fell eight places to 59th in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) scales in reading, mathematics, and science.
In the Philippines’ first participation in PISA in 2018, Filipino students ranked lowest in reading comprehension among 79 countries and second lowest in math and scientific literacy.
Mr. Minsu Chu, president of Samsung Philippines, stated that the company is committed to giving back to the community through STEM education. “Every young person deserves to unlock their full potential, regardless of circumstances. Samsung believes in developing young minds and equipping them with resources and opportunities that nurture their dreams, so that they can create positivity that also inspires fellow youth,” said mr. Chu.
How to join
Aimed at youth taking the STEM track from Grades 8-12, the Solve for Tomorrow program aims to develop students’ technical and 4C skills (cooperation, communication, creativity and critical thinking).
Interested applicants, who must be students and a teacher, can submit an application through Samsung’s official website. Entries are accepted from individuals or groups with a maximum of eight (8) members. Schools can enter many individuals or groups.
Applicants are required to submit a written plan (maximum 1,000 words) about the issue or problem they want to solve, a poster or diagram of their plan, a comprehensive PowerPoint presentation (maximum 10 slides), or a 5-minute video presentation
Solve for Tomorrow runs in three phases from May to December. Qualified entries will go through the preliminary round in June. The shortlisted teams will move to the semi-final round that will last until October where they will undergo workshops and mentorship so that the teams can create a prototype of their solution. Only five (5) teams will advance to the final round. During the final round in December, students will present their prototypes to a panel of judges and three (3) individuals or teams will be announced as winners.
Prizes worth more than P1.5 million await the winners including their respective teachers and schools. Stay tuned for more contest updates to be announced soon.
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