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Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


If I had my druthers, I would much rather be a student in this day in age. Growing up in the 80's was still fun but when we compare the types of technological and scientific advancements that have been made in the past three decades, it is truly amazing to see how far we have come. More and more, we are seeing the benefits and real-world application of technology in the classroom and now we are taking Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) outside of the classroom and into the community as well. To inspire Canadian students to get closer to the real-world possibilities of STEM, Samsung Electronics Canada recently launched the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge.


What is the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge?

As part of the contest, students in Grades 6 to 12 are tasked with identifying an issue or challenge that currently exists in their town, city or neighbourhood. Once they have narrowed down an issue that they are passionate about, they must find a way to use STEM to help solve it. 

Why Participate in the Challenge?

Since the economies of tomorrow will be forged by students who are proficient in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects, Samsung aims to raise student interest in STEM subjects nationwide through innovative programs. Thanks to Solve for Tomorrow Challenge partners and Canadian YouTube stars Mitch Moffit and Greg Brown of AsapSCIENCE, they will help build a better tomorrow. How? Finalist schools in the challenge will receive their share of $500,000 in Samsung classroom technology grants! But wait, it gets better. Mitch and Greg will be sharing their passion for science and education by visiting two grand prize winning schools and their communities to learn about their winning student projects and feature them in an AsapTHOUGHT video. They will also host a special and unique STEM lab experience at the winning schools. 

What Are the Prizes?

  • 55 Semi-Finalists will receive CDN $1,499.99 in Samsung technology and advance to the Finalist phase. 
  • 11 Finalists will receive CDN $20,000 in Samsung technology for their school and compete for a chance at becoming a National winner.
  • 2 Winners will receive CDN $50,000 in Samsung technology for their school and an exciting celebration event at the Winner’s school, including a visit by ASAPScience Inc., sponsored by the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow program.

How to Participate

Schools that are interested in participating are asked to complete the Solve for Tomorrow Challenge application form. Resources are provided on the application page that include a A Canada-wide Study of School Leaders, Teachers, Students and Parents, as well as an Education Toolkit to help with the development and implementation of a STEM-based project.


Win a Samsung Galaxy Tab S!

Because Samsung Canada is committed to supporting schools in the areas of classroom technology, support and research, they have generously offered a Samsung Galaxy Tab S to help your son or daughter use STEM to further develop their 21st century learning skills. This special giveaway is open to residents of Canada, excluding Quebec. To be eligible to win, please share the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge and complete the Rafflecopter form below.

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Samsung Canada. All opinions on this blog are my own.

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133 COMMENTS

  1. I like the idea, although young people often lack wisdom and insight. So I have a feeling many toes will be stepped on. It's a good idea as long as it has some good oversight.

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  2. My son would totally be up for this challenge. When I show him this I think he will run with it.

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  3. I love promotions like this that get kids involved and excited and challenged! And what an amazing prize!

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  4. Great idea! I think it's important to use technology to it's full potential and to make kids aware of issues that affect the world. It's never too early to help make the world better.

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  5. Wow, thank you for sharing. I am passing on this info to my daughter and sister, both are teachers. And my daughter teaches science, physics and math so would love this too! I am not a tech savvy person, but you have to try and keep up with technology, you can't fight it.

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  6. What a great idea. What a great way to get kids involved.

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  7. What a great way to get kids motivated in a great project and challenge, I think it's a neat idea.

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  8. I think this is a great challenge love the idea

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  9. This is a cool idea for kids to learn this is the way of the future

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  10. This challenge is a great idea! Todays youth is so creative and resourceful, I would love to hear some of the solutions they come up with.

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  11. I think it's a great idea. This will get kids more than just thinking there are problems, and instead have an attitude to problem solving. Great for the future.

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  12. Sounds like a great program to get kids more involved

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  13. I think its a great idea. I'm going to pass this post on to my daughters! Thanks

    Rafflecopter Name is Anne Taylor

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  14. I think its a great idea. Using technology to make kids more aware! GREAT!

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  15. This is a great challenge, my son would,love this tablet and he would love finding a cause in our city to be passionate about

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  16. My daughter who is in grade 9 would love this challenge

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  17. I think this is a great challenge! Great way to get kids motivated to learn. (Judy Cowan)

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  18. wow this is totally amazing! great way to get the kids involved!!

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  19. This is an excellent idea to get students involved and win a prize for their school!

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  20. What a unique challenge!! I like that it starts with kids in Grade 6. and the prizes for those finalist schools are very generous, way to go Samsung!!

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  21. I think this is a wonderful challenge. It could definitely impact the future of our planet and people's lives.

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  22. Awesome way to promote math and science!

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  23. I think it is amazing! To make students aware of what is around them, see the problems and try to solve them.

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  24. This is excellent. We just moved to a new province with a new school curriculum that I find shockingly basic! Any opportunities for enrichment would be so welcomed. One child wants to be a scientist and I hope that their school is able to support this goal.

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  25. Amazing Idea !!! I love this so much . Get kids to think outside the box and outside their circle

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  26. Lisa McLain .... amazing challenge !!!!! Love it

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  27. I think this is a very good idea!

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  28. the challenge is awesome. the more kids can use technology, the better.

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  29. A great idea! I would love my daughter to have a career in a stem subject as females are underrepresented in those professions.

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  30. I think it is great for the kids!

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  31. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are the ways of the present and future. Sounds like a great opportunity for those interested.
    Florence C

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  32. Schools could definitely use more technology products so for that I think its good.

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  33. I think that the challenge gets students and families thinking about their community and encourages STEM leaning for everyone.

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  34. I love this idea. What a great way to make learning fun and raise money for your schools.

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  35. love promotions like this that get kids involved

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  36. I think it's great! It's a wonderful way to get gets passionate and involved in things going on in their communities.

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  37. What a great way to get kids involved, fantastic idea!

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  38. My daughter will be excited by this!

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  39. Sounds like an amazing program. Nice to see a big company like Samsung taking an interest in our childrens' education.

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  40. I think it is a great way for students to open their eyes and see the problems around them and work together to solve them.

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  41. I think it a good idea. A good way to get kids involved in the community.

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  42. I think it's an excellent idea. I hope it's still aroundin a few years when my kids are old enough to participate.

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  43. I love this idea and it is great way to involve students in the school community.

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  44. It sounds really interesting, I hope someone in our school would be interested to enter.

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  45. Love to see kids get involved with their community. Find a problem and think of strategies of solving it. A science project where you actually win a prize instead of a ribbon. :)

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  46. That challenge is great, I think we need more like this to motivate kids.

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  47. I think it's a great idea and will get kids thinking and involved in the community.

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  48. I believe this is a great initiative to fuel kids (the future of tomorrow) to learn more and apply technology. STEM project is perfect for those striving for more.

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  49. I love this challenge. We spend so much time telling kids the answers it's great when they have to problem solve for themselves.

    Using STEM to solve problems not only enhances and enriches the learning environment, it unlocks the potential for our future difference makers. It's very refreshing to hear about when the apathy seems to be at an all time high in our society (Sabrina Tong)

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  50. This challenge is amazing! I love that it calls on students to really problem solve, where they live. Wonderful!

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  51. what a great challenge --give our kids the chance to see whats needed and help be the solution

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  52. Great Challenge , great way to challenge them to find answers for themselves ! Treen Goodwin Rafflecopter name :)

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  53. any way kids can learn then its awesome

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  54. Thanks What a great way to get kids motivated ... a great project and challenge

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  55. The challenge is a great idea! These students will be the future leaders and they need to know how to solve local issues in our communities. I love that Samsung is offering such a fabulous incentive to get them working together!

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  56. I like promotions like this that get kids involved ...........great idea

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  57. Bailey Dexter I love the challenge to get the students in Grades 6 to 12 to identify with issue or challenge that are close to them! When doing this they will feel more of a sense of belonging as well as seeing the change!

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  58. I think the challenge is a wonderful way to get kids thinking creatively, changing things for the better, and comes with the bonus of technology prizes that can help other students in their schools!

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  59. I think it's a great challenge especially when it gets kids involved.

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  60. I think the challenge is a great idea, especially if it encourages girls to enter the hard sciences.

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  61. My kids too young to participate in the challenge but I like the idea. I liked projects that are really make you think and are unique, challenging and require thinking outside the box.

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  62. I think this is a very good idea thanks .

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  63. I love this challenge! I'm hoping my daughter's school takes on the challenge!

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  64. Any way to promote math and make kids think outside the box is a winner to me!

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  65. I think this is a great idea. I myself love watching AsapSCIENCE's Youtube videos and I know a lot of younger kids like to watch them because he makes it neat and fun, so I think this challenge will further increase kids' interest in science.

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  66. What a great idea! Kids need to be involve!

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  67. i would rather be a student these days, too, but alas, I'm not. I think this challenge would be amazing for kids.

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  68. Like Mrs. Lovejoy says from the Simpsons. "Think of the children". That is exactly what you are doing

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  69. I think it is great for the children to use their minds to help figure out the challenges in their lives.

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  70. Great idea. My son has to use all sorts of technology in school to get his thoughts to paper. He is better at it than me.

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  71. I think it is a great idea to get kids involved in the world around them. Too many are plugged in the majority of the day and have no idea about real world issues.

    Thank you for the opportunity to #win!

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  72. I think it's great. Anything to support continuing education.

    billiondollarprincesss @hotmail.com

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  73. I think it is a good idea to get kids involved :)

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  74. It's a great challenge, awesome to keep kids involved!

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  75. The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge is such an excellent way for students in Grades 6 to 12 to become more aware of issues or challenges in their town / city or neighborhood, pick a issue that they are passionate about, and work to tofind a way to use STEM to help solve it. It gets students involved, and looking at ways to improve thing where they live.

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  76. I really like the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge.It's a wonderful way to mix technology with helping and getting students active in their community for issues that exist, and turning them into solutions to help.

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  77. ITS AMAZING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  78. sounds like a great idea i love how theyre getting kids involved

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  79. I love this idea, I wish it had been available when my children were younger. I love the challenge and the motivational aspect! Way to go Samsung!

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  80. I believe it is important to motivate students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math subjects, and Samsung has found a way to do that with a program that I wish I could have been involved in when I was a student! Bravo! 😄

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  81. The Challenge is a great idea to put kids young minds to work! If only we had this kind of encouragement when we were younger

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  82. Great challenge, and I agree with you about the differences in learning and researching today.
    jan

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  83. Sounds like a great idea, and a great program to get kids more involved in their community!

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  84. I think it is a great idea. A bit of friendly competition never hurts anybody too. This will really motivate the kids.

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  85. I think this a wonderful idea! Kids get use to their knowledge and learn how to take on real life challenges

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  86. It is a great challenge, love it!

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  87. I wish more manufacturers gave back to schools like Samsung does

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  88. This is an excellent idea and such a great challenge to get the kids involved.WTG!!! This is so fantastic Samsung. :)

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  89. I'm all for the challenge
    (Debbie W)

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  90. I think this challenge is great as it will open their eyes to what is going on around them! Allow them to wider their horizons and give them a new perspective on what goes on close to home!

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  91. The youth is our future & I think it's fascinating to see the new generation solve current issues with fresh new innovative ideas! This program is awesome :)

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  92. I think it's a great idea to get kids involved in things like this and things around the commuity!

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  93. I love this idea, anything that helps our youth and helps expand their horizons.

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  94. I love this idea. It is definitely a great way to get students exposed to STEM and the things happening around them in their neighbourhood and city. I would've loved this challenge back when I was in elementary school. Good on Samsung for doing this!

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  95. Samsung Galaxy Tab S would be handy as research tool

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  96. I think it's a great challenge for kids

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  97. I love this idea of kids getting involved in helping problems in their community!

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  98. I just asked my kid to join the Samsung Solve Tomorrow Challenge (Kim)

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  99. These are all areas that interest my son and a great challenge like this is always motivational. Way to go Samsung!

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  100. children are generally quite clever and see more then we give them credit for because they have not been hardened to the dark realities of this world...good contest..good luck to the winners

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  101. I think this sounds like a really interesting challenge and a great way to get more children interested in this field!

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  102. i think its a great idea

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  103. Challenge accepted! A great initiative by Samsung Canada!

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  104. I think it's a fabulous initiative. More large tech companies need to follow suit. Our young students need more and more in our day and age, and unfortunately the cost is not picked up by the governments

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  105. I really like this concept, really gets kids to push forward

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  106. Great way for kids to get motivated-linda

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  107. I think it is an excellent challenge. Looks like a lot of fun.

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  108. I love it great idea. love it that you get kids motivated:)

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  109. I think it's a wonderful way to involve kids and really engage their thinking!

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  110. I think it is great to help out the schools with this moving towards the future with technology

    Londia

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  111. This is a great way to get kids motivated.

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  112. Promoting STEM in kids, especially girls at an early age is a great thing. They may not adopt those fields in the future but they will learn some essential skills.

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  113. I LOVE this idea!! I like how it gets kids involved,excited and challenged! :)

    Andrea

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  114. I love the idea - I think it really gets kids thinking, and involved!

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  115. I really like this idea. I think technology is very much part of our lives in fun and education. Anything that gets the kids thinking is great!

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  116. I like it! Fantastic way to get kids thinking.

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  117. I support anything that gets kids interested and thinking about STEM subjects and ways to make out world, and environment better. I support anything programs and brands that are active and give back especially in terms of education and tools for education. I think this is a wonder challenge and can't wait to see what the winners come up with. Good on you Samsung for this intuitive!

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  118. Its great to teach kids about the environment and nature! We all have to live in this world and we should do our best to keep it clean!

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  119. I would love to find out how and what they did.

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