for the future
Samsung brings fun
brings fun to
Established in 2013, Samsung Semiconductor Science Academy teaches students the basic principles of science through chips,
as well as hands-on experience. The program saw
6,100 middle schoolers from 50 local schools in attendance in 2019, along with 2,800 Samsung employees as honorary teachers. Due to COVID-19, the program only ran for the second half of 2020 and taught
3,531 students from 32 middle schools.
We help students
explore the world
Even as teachers,
we find ourselves
learning from students.
“It’s been so long since I’ve been in a
middle school classroom.
It was nerve-wracking just standing
in front of everyone.
But creating these lessons made me
I was learning the basics
all over again.”
Samsung Employee Column
By becoming teachers, we can give back to our community.
We do our best to prepare for lessons, learning how to make
explanations easy to understand and also fun. Leaving the office
and stepping into the classroom makes us nervous, yet excited
to help others.
Why are our employees ready to
give up their evenings and weekends, raise money for textbooks and
lead a classroom?
It’s because we hope that together, each one of us can help form
a better world. Chips are changing lives and saving the planet,
even if they’re not in sight.
Learn more about these
#Green Chips #SSD #DDR5
Did you know? Samsung’s low-power memory chips are turning down the heat
#Green Chips #5G #Mobile Processor
How this processor
and lower emissions
#Green Chips #5G #Mobile Processor
for green chips
#Green Chips #Carbon Footprint Certified
#Green Chips #Global Compliance
our impact even further, from design
#Climate Action #Renewable Energy
One good day
with renewable energy
#Climate Action #Solar Power
How we’re using
the sun to fight
#Reduce and Reuse #Zero Waste To Landfill
We make chips
the power of 400,000
#Internal Campaign #Recycling
Saving the planet
one carton at a time
#Green Chips #Osan Stream #Water Footprint
to help save the otters
#Hello Otters #Water Footprint
and recycling water
#Safety First #Working Conditions
Making the workplace
#Employee Health #Working Conditions
#Social Contributions #Volunteering
and building the future
#Growing Together #A Better Future
Making our community
a better place
From the inside out
Samsung Semiconductor Science Academy consists of a total 16 hours of exploring the principles and theories
and using experiment kits. In Korea, we signed a contract with
the Office of Education in each province to make
our program a regular course for all middle school students. Though in-person classes were made difficult with COVID-19,
we also plan online classes so students can get one step closer to their dreams.
This year in 2021, we signed an agreement
with regional government education offices to conduct online classes for students. Following Yongin, we opened 67 locations in Pyeongtaek, Anseong, Hwaseong, Osan and Asan, Korea to teach a total of 10,080 students. Classes are divided into four levels and focus on future-oriented programs related to the Fourth Industrial Revolution; there are eight classes, or 16 hours, per level.
We also created new learning materials,
using suggestions from student and Samsung employee surveys to strengthen our curriculum. With video classes designed for online learning and eight types of experiment kits,
we made it easier to understand the class material. The costs for producing these were all donated by Samsung employees.
By taking our Semiconductor Science Academy online, we have laid the groundwork for sustainable education, despite the pandemic. Through this academy, we hope many students have the chance to receive quality
education that goes beyond the constraints of offline learning, as well as familiarize themselves with STEM and the world of chips.
Samsung Semiconductor Science Academy (Advanced Class) is
a course designed
to deepen students’ understanding
We opened this course to foster local science and engineering talent. Students can learn
the principles of system semiconductors,
like mobile processors and image sensors,
and coding to practice both the application
and control of chips.
The pilot program began in September 2020, with ten online classes for 80 students from
a gifted school and 60 students from Yongin Middle School in Korea. Not only were our employees able to raise money to create experiment kits and training materials, they also prepared the materials for the whole course including developing the curriculum, filming and editing on weekday evenings
the U.S. and China.
Since 2017, Samsung Semiconductor USA has offered scholarships to California students studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects. In partnership with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF), we gave up to $15,000 in scholarships to three local students each year.
Samsung Semiconductor USA also works with The Tech Interactive, a technology museum in San Jose, California which hosts the Tech Challenge, a competition designed to increase students’ interest in STEM as well as the arts. Our engineers have worked with the students as mentors every year since 2014.
In China, Samsung Semiconductor China has supported a High-tech Zone No. 6 high school in Xi’an since 2019. Through this project,
we donated 170 computers and started English and Korean foreign language programs, as well as built a library and other facilities to foster a good study environment. We also had 210 employees act as teachers, educating over 1,000 students.
There are even future plans to build
state-of-the-art libraries in 12 schools.