• October 1, 2023

 As part of its efforts to support young Filipino STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) students, Samsung has launched its globally recognized educational program, Solve for Tomorrow, in the Philippines.

Samsung partnered with the Department of Education for this innovative competition that fosters critical thinking, creative problem solving, and teamwork to encourage social innovation ideas that address pressing community issues.

Since its global launch in 2010, Solve for Tomorrow has provided an opportunity for students worldwide to turn their imaginative ideas into practical solutions. It aims to empower STEM students to share and realize their ideas to solve societal challenges and make an impact in their local communities.

How to join

Targeted towards the youth who are taking on the STEM track from Grades 8-12, the Solve for Tomorrow program aims to enhance the students’ technical and 4C skills (cooperation, communication, creativity and critical thinking). 

Interested applicants, which should consist of students and a teacher, can submit an application through the official Samsung website. Entries are welcome from individuals or teams with a maximum of eight members. Schools may enter as many individuals or teams.

Applicants are required to submit a written plan (maximum of 1,000 words) about the issue or problem they wish to solve, a poster or diagram of their plan, a comprehensive PowerPoint presentation (maximum of 10 slides), or a 5-minute video presentation.

Solve for Tomorrow will run in three stages from May to December. Qualified entries will go through a preliminary round in June. Shortlisted teams will move to the semi-final round that will last until October, where they will be subjected to workshops and mentorship in order for the teams to build a prototype of their solution.

Only five teams will advance to the final round. During the final round in December, the students will present their prototypes to a panel of judges and three individuals or teams will be announced as winners.

Prizes worth over P1.5 million await the winners including their respective teachers and schools. Stay tuned for further contest updates to be announced soon.

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