Generation Innovation: Students Unveil Samsung Solve for Tomorrow STEM Projects
On April 28th, Samsung virtually assembled the 10 National Finalists of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition. Three students from each school were allotted ten minutes to present their visionary approach to tackling challenges within their communities by applying STEM thinking, showcase their prototypes, and participate in a quickfire Q&A session with an esteemed panel of judges.
Now in its 11th year, Samsung Solve for Tomorrow is a national 6th-12th grade public school classroom competition that’s challenging young minds to create empathetic, real-world solutions for salient societal issues. Much like many initiatives during the pandemic, the 2020-2021 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) competition transitioned to fully remote. Samsung programmed engaging digital workshops in parallel to the competition for teachers and students, offering Teacher to Teacher Mentorship Panels, a Virtual Escape Room Team-Building Experience, and a Samsung PowerUp Series spanning wellness and gaming, among other topics. And, for the first time ever, the virtual Final Pitch event was livestreamed and open to the public, including family, fellow educators and classmates, and community members.