KUALA LUMPUR 14/7/2021 – As innovation accelerates progress in our society, it calls for the need to upskill future generations in this field of research and study. Driven to enhance Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or STEM Education in Malaysia, Samsung Malaysia Electronics announced the launch of Solve for Tomorrow 2021, a youth competition to inspire students to create solutions to fix issues faced by society through STEM. The competition will begin on 14 July 2021 and culminate in a Finale Presentation & Prize-Giving Ceremony on 9 December 2021.
Samsung Solve for Tomorrow 2021 is executed in partnership with Universiti Malaya’s STEM Centre and is supported by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia. The competition is open to Form 1 and Form 2 students across all national secondary schools registered with the Ministry of Education Malaysia, providing them with an opportunity to engage in STEM activities and improve their learning experience. This year, Solve for Tomorrow will address two main social issues – ‘Access to Education’ and ‘Environmental Sustainability.
“Samsung is dedicated to creating a future that provides a better life for all. Our strength lies in innovation. Therefore, with Solve for Tomorrow, we aim to spark interest in innovation and STEM amongst Malaysian youth. Inspiring this young generation to identify and solve societal problems using STEM will help us support them to create a better future for all,” said Dato’ Roh Jae Yeol, Director of Corporate Affairs, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.
Ir. Dr Mas Sahidayana Mohktar, Head of Universiti Malaya STEM Centre, said, “This partnership builds on the programmes offered at Universiti Malaya’s STEM Centre and aligns with the institute’s mission to nurture our leaders of tomorrow. The initiative allows students to apply their learnings and test their innovation capabilities under the guidance of technology and education experts. Our collaboration with Samsung signifies our determination to provide access to digital technology and skills for our youth.”