Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Samsung Launches Second Annual $1 Million Educational Initiative: The Solve for Tomorrow Video Competition

Global technology leader Samsung today invited teachers across the United States to participate in the second annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow video competition as part of Samsung's Hope for Children philanthropic initiative. The winning teachers and students will receive products, software and programming from Samsung, Microsoft, the Adobe Foundation and DIRECTV for their schools, a total retail prize value of over $1 million.

Education, especially in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), is the driving force behind future sustainable innovation and the creation of an environmentally aware society. As a company committed to raising enthusiasm for these subjects and addressing the technology gap in classrooms, Samsung invites 6th-12th grade teachers and their students to produce creative videos that explore the challenge: "Show how STEM can help the environment in your community." "Over 1,100 schools from across the country responded to last year's contest challenge and sought ways to improve their environment using math and science. Samsung is thrilled to continue building upon that success," said David Steel, EVP of Corporate Strategy, Samsung North America. "It is our goal to raise awareness and interest in STEM while providing teachers and students with the resources they need for success."

Nine-time Grammy winner and philanthropist John Legend also indicated his continued involvement in the competition. "I had the pleasure of witnessing first-hand how Solve for Tomorrow stimulated nationwide student interest in STEM, and I look forward to working with them again this year," said Legend. "Samsung makes a difference in the education and lives of children, which is a goal of mine and my organization, The Show Me Campaign."

Starting today through October 31, teachers can submit a short application for a chance to participate in this year's video contest. Twenty-five selected classrooms will become finalists and receive a Samsung camcorder and laptop, along with Adobe® Premiere® Elements and Photoshop® Elements software to create videos that answer the challenge. To learn more about the contest or submit an application, visit: samsung.com/solvefortomorrow
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