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Samsung Canada will donate 500,000 $ in technology products to schools that are finalists in this competition aimed at fostering the development of STEM-related skills.
Since science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills will be of great importance in the careers of the future, Samsung Canada offers the educational challenge Solve for Tomorrow (Educate for tomorrow), designed to inspire Canadian students to reach their full potential and connect with STEM fields by using them to better support their communities.
Students of the 6e at the 12e year (high school) will need to find a problem or issue currently affecting their city or neighborhood and then use STEM to help resolve it. The finalist schools will share 500,000 $ in Samsung technology products for classrooms.
Among the partners of the challenge Solve for Tomorrow (Educate for Tomorrow) include YouTube stars Mitch Moffit and Greg Brown from AsapSCIENCE. Passionate about science and education, Mitch and Greg launched the AsapSCIENCE community to empower people to learn and be entertained through unique online educational content that showcases the best aspects of science.
In addition to AsapSCIENCE, the challenge Solve for Tomorrow (Educating for Tomorrow) is supported by Education Partnership, an organization whose mission is to advance public education in Canada, and by Let's talk science, a youth development organization that creates and delivers STEM-related learning programs and services to support educators and improve student outcomes.
As of now, schools can register for the challenge Solve for Tomorrow (Educate for tomorrow) on the site solvefortomorrow.ca.
Phase 1 : record information about the problem identified in the community and the STEM solution (end: November 30)
Phase 2: Fifty-five finalist schools will be selected in December and will have to implement their idea and film the process to create a video documentary using Samsung technology.
Phase 3: the winning schools (11 in total) will win 20,000 $ in technology products and advance to the finals, in February 2016, for a chance to win one of two grand prizes, each consisting of a value of 50,000 $ technology products and an in-person visit from Mitch and Greg from AsapSCIENCE.
source: press release