May 02, 2013

National Environmental Education Foundation is Proud to Announce SAMSUNG as a Corporate Sponsor

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013 – The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) today announced Samsung as its partner in supporting a dynamic new learning space for educators and students with resources to advance Green STEM learning. Samsung will be the official national sponsor of National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) 2014, the nation’s largest celebration of environmental education.

EE Week is celebrated annually the week before Earth Day and aims to inspire environmental learning related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects among K-12 students to help encourage them to find sustainable solutions to 21st century challenges. The multi-year theme extending into 2014 highlights Greening STEM efforts in classrooms and communities across the nation.

“How fabulous to be partnering with Samsung, a leading technology company that understands the importance of STEM education and the doors it can open for today’s students,” said Diane Wood, President of NEEF. “Greening STEM is a great way to support young people in learning key skills while improving the environment in their own communities, especially by creating sustainable solutions to 21st century environmental challenges. With Samsung’s support, EE Week's reach will extend further to millions of students and educators across the United States.”

“As a company committed to raising enthusiasm for STEM education, Samsung hopes that our support of NEEF’s programming throughout the year helps steer the national dialogue to focus on the importance of fostering students’ interest in these key subject areas,” said David Steel, Executive Vice President of Samsung Electronics North America. “NEEF makes learning about STEM subjects accessible and interesting for students, and helps demonstrate how they can positively impact the environment and our communities.”

Since its inception in 2005, EE Week has delivered educators free, non-biased, high-quality, environmental materials grounded in accurate, timely scientific information and tied to local, state and national learning standards. These resources help teachers across the country develop meaningful and effective hands-on learning experiences in STEM subjects. To learn more about EE Week, visit eeweek.org.

Samsung supports programs like NEEF’s under its Hope for Children initiative, which represents the company’s philanthropic commitment in the U.S. to help improve children’s health, education and sustainability. Since 2002, Samsung Electronics America and its retail and business partners have helped more than 500 schools, community-based foundations, and charities throughout the U.S. raise awareness of and funding for their causes. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com/hope.

About NEEF

The National Environmental Education Foundation is the nation’s leading organization in lifelong
environmental learning, connecting people to knowledge they use to improve the quality of their lives and the health of the planet. To accomplish this, NEEF provides knowledge to trusted professionals and other leaders who, with their credibility, amplify messages to national audiences to solve everyday environmental problems. Learn more at neefusa.org, or follow NEEF on Facebook at http://goo.gl/FidAX & Twitter @neefusa.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of $187.8 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.