Samsung launched a new after-school program called emPOWER Tomorrow for 4th and 5th grade girls that teaches the basic principles of electrical engineering and computer programming in a fun, project-based way. The five-week pilot program took place at Miller Street School in Newark, New Jersey, where guest speakers – women working in the field of computer science – helped the girls see that interesting careers in engineering and programming aren’t just for boys. The curriculum also included experimenting with coding and electric circuits in concrete ways they could see and touch. This program is one of many Samsung initiatives focused on engaging students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies.
Samsung announced its Summer Science Program, a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education program for high school students across the United States. With Samsung's support, nearly 3,000 teens attended week-long immersion sessions at one of six participating universities across the country during the summer. More than 400 students from urban communities received scholarship grants from Samsung to attend the program which is designed to inspire future careers in STEM.
Samsung's Mobile App Academies have empowered students to learn and experience first-hand about the latest developments in mobile technology in six cities across the country. Top-performing high school students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education have participated in the program and learned about creating apps culturally relevant to them and their communities.
Samsung honored the five winning schools of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. This nationwide $1M competition was designed to raise enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education among U.S. public middle and high school students. Students from the five winning schools had the opportunity to attend the ceremony and meet with their Congressional representatives. The grand prize winners were chosen for their video submissions illustrating how STEM can help address an environmental issue in their communities.
A year after becoming Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest finalists, Samsung returned to the remote village of Kokhanok, Alaska, to see how winning has made a difference on the students of Kokhanok School, the environment, and the lives of all of its 140 residents.
Beginning in 2010, Samsung launched its newly revised education program, Samsung Solve for Tomorrow, which aims to address the advancement of STEM education in U.S. schools.
Nearly 3000 high school students from urban communities across the country attended week-long sessions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education this summer, where they gained hands-on experience in a real-world, college-university environment.
Samsung Solve for Tomorrow is a $2 million technology competition for U.S. public schools that challenges 6th through 12th grade students and teachers to use science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to improve their local community.
Top high school students across the country got the chance of a lifetime this summer: two days at elite college campuses to learn from leading professionals in the field the steps to taking a mobile app from concept to market. Samsung developed the Samsung Mobile App Academy program because it believes in the importance of helping guide the next generation to careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) by engaging them through a fun platform such as applications development.
Samsung recently received the 2013 American Legion Patriot Award for providing 1,700 scholarships to descendents of US war veterans. In 1996, Samsung endowed a $5 million scholarship fund to be administered by the American Legion as a way to pay respect to the men and women who risked their lives fighting in the Korean War.