Samsung Malaysia Electronics announced the winners of the Solve for Tomorrow 2020 competition which kicked off on 9th October for Form 1 and Form 2 students, with team A.I.R. from SMK Seksyen 10 Kota Damansara walking away with the first prize for their innovative and proactive approach in addressing Malaysia’s key challenges on environmental issue. While the 2nd and 3rd place winners were team EUNOIA from SMK (P) Sri Aman, and team STEM SRI U from SMK Sri Utama respectively.
After weeks of dedication and hard work, the three finalist pitched their ideas through a virtual presentation to a panel of esteemed judges held on 16 December 2020. Their ability to create innovative solutions across both environment and social themes depicted their ability to embrace Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) methods and to be imaginative and bold in developing solutions to everyday problems faced by the Malaysian community.
Dato’ Roh Jae Yeol, Director of Corporate Affairs, Samsung Malaysia Electronics said, “We are impressed with the out-of-box innovative thinking demonstrated by the participants. These remarkable young students have developed tangible solutions to problems faced by our communities. Through the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition, it is our aim to provide today’s youth with an avenue to imagine and pursue a career in STEM.”
Team A.I.R. presented their solution based on an environmental theme and received Samsung products valued up to RM16,900 that will be presented to the school while each student will receive up to RM7,000 worth of Samsung products.
The 2nd prize went to team EUNOIA who shared an idea on environment. They received products worth up to RM13,500 for their school while each student walked away with products worth up to RM6,000. The 3rd prize was awarded to team STEM SRI U who developed an idea based on a social theme. The team received products valued up to RM10,000 for their school while the students received products worth up to RM5,400 each.
The teams were assessed by a panel of judges based on feasibility of the idea; creativity and uniqueness of the solution; the application of STEM knowledge; effectiveness of their presentations based on the theme selected.
The panel of judges included Dato’ Roh Jae Yeol, Director of Corporate Affairs, Samsung Malaysia Electronics; Ir. Dr. Mas Sahidayana Mohktar, Head of Universiti Malaya STEM Centre; Professor Dr. Rofina Yasmin Binti Othman, Associate Vice Chancellor (Industry & Community Networks), Universiti Malaya; and Professor Dato’ Dr. Mohamed Shariff Mohamed Din FASc, Special Interest Group Biodiversity Akademi Sains Malaysia.