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Samsung Malaysia And Universiti Malaya STEM Centre Announce Winners Of Solve For Tomorrow 2021

by | Jan 6, 2022 | Faces & Happenings | 0 comments

Samsung Malaysia Electronics and Universiti Malaya’s STEM Centre announced the winners of the Solve for Tomorrow 2021 competition which kicked off on 14th July 2021 and culminated in a Finale Presentation & Prize-Giving Ceremony today. Team ‘TAZ’ from Malacca’s St. Francis Institution bagged the first prize for their innovative idea to develop an app that connects Malaysian students who may leverage each other’s help to further their knowledge in a particular subject. The 2nd and 3rd place winners were Team ‘Fintech Semporna’ from MRSM Semporna in Sabah and Team ‘Climate Crew’ from Kolej Genius Insan in Negeri Sembilan respectively. Consolation prizes were awarded to Team ‘The Inventors’ from SMK Rantau Panjang in Selangor and Team ‘Ardent Learners’ from SMK Seri Bintang Utara in W.P Kuala Lumpur. 

After months of research, dedication and hard work, the five finalists presented their ideas and prototypes through a virtual presentation to a panel of esteemed judges comprising of experts from Samsung Malaysia and professors from Universiti Malaya. Their creativity and innovative solutions in tackling issues in the areas of ‘Environmental Sustainability’ and ‘Access to Education’ strengthened their knowledge and passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), while helping the Malaysian community at large. 

Dato’ Roh Jae Yeol, Director of Corporate Affairs, Samsung Malaysia Electronics said, “We are impressed with the unique and highly innovative ideation and execution by the participants of the competition this year. These high-achieving, exceptional young students have developed solutions to real-life problems faced by our communities. Through Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow, we aim to provide the younger generation with a solid platform to learn, grow and pursue a career in STEM.” 

(1st Place Team TAZ with Judges)

 

1st prize winners, Team ‘TAZ’ from St. Francis Institution, Malacca developed an educational app that connects Malaysian students who may leverage each other’s help to further their knowledge in a particular subject. The team is awarded Samsung products worth RM12,000 that will be presented to the school and each student will receive Samsung products worth RM6,000. 

The 2nd prize went to Team ‘Fintech Semporna’ from MRSM Semporna, Sabah who identified the potential use of producing bioplastic materials from green seaweed. Team ‘Fintech Semporna’ is awarded Samsung products worth up to RM10,000 for their school, while each student will be given Samsung products worth up to RM5,000. 

The 3rd prize was awarded to Team ‘Climate Crew’ from Kolej Genius Insan, Negeri Sembilan who developed a Recycling Tracking Application called “myPLANET” to encourage people to participate in the noble act of recycling. The team will receive Samsung products valued up to RM8,000 for their school and each student will receive Samsung products worth RM4,000 each.

(4th Place Team The Inventors with Teachers & Judges)

The teams in 4th place and 5th place are Team ‘The Inventors’ from SMK Rantau Panjang, Selangor and Team ‘Ardent Learners’ from SMK Seri Bintang Utara, Kuala Lumpur respectively. Each team will receive Samsung products worth RM6,600 as consolation prizes. 

The winners were selected by a panel of jurors from Samsung Malaysia and Universiti Malaya who assessed the projects based on feasibility of the idea, creativity and uniqueness of the solution, application of STEM knowledge and presentation skills.

The 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. 

With support from Universiti Malaya STEM Centre, Samsung Malaysia’s Solve for Tomorrow 2021 competition strived to enhance STEM knowledge amongst Malaysian youth by sparking interest in innovation and creativity. Students were challenged to identify real-life problems and develop high-impact solutions to tackle them, making STEM more engaging and fun in the process. 

“The younger generation are dealing and adapting to constantly evolving technology that is shaping the world we live in today. Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow competition aids in strengthening students’ STEM knowledge, while encouraging them to think out-of-the-box, learn about real-world problems and find a solution, ultimately making the environment a better place for all. The standard of submissions from the teams shows their level of dedication and passion. I am certain that Solve for Tomorrow will continue to inspire young minds and nurture our STEM leaders of tomorrow,” said Ir. Dr Mas Sahidayana Mohktar, Head of Universiti Malaya STEM Centre. 

Source: Samsung Malaysia 

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