The competition recorded the highest number of registrations with 67 teams from 36 schools nationwide, amounting to a total of 201 individual participants
KUALA LUMPUR, 7 October 2022 – Samsung Malaysia Electronics and Universiti Malaya today announced the 10 semi-finalists teams for the Solve for Tomorrow (SFT) 2022 competition. The competition, which is in its third year, aims to solve local issues by asking students across Malaysia to come up with a solution to a problem that affects their community using Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
This year saw a record number of 67 registrations from 36 schools located in Johor, Kedah, Kuala Lumpur, Perak, Perlis, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor and Terengganu that focused on one of the competitions’ three themes: Education & Learning, Sustainability & Environment, and Health & Well-being. After careful deliberations of all the submissions, judges from Universiti Malaya shortlisted the top 10 teams for Phase 2 of the competition.
“We are delighted to witness another pool of young Malaysians showcasing their passion to make a difference in the future of the country. This year, the submissions have demonstrated ideas that are capable of bringing about positive social change using STEM. We are honoured to empower future generations to achieve their full potential,” said Dato’ Roh Jae Yeol, Director of Corporate Affairs, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.
Ir. Dr Mas Sahidayana Mohktar, Director of Universiti Malaya STEM Centre and judge for the Solve for Tomorrow 2022 competition said, “This year, the caliber of submissions has been impressive. Malaysian students are keenly aware of the issues that are affecting their community and have demonstrated credible ideas to address them. There is certainly so much to look forward to once they start working on their prototype.”
The 10 semi-finalists for Solve For Tomorrow 2022 (in no particular order) are:
- Begonia Buddies, SMK Putra Perdana, Selangor, Sustainability & Environment
- CPRIAN, SMK Convent Jalan Peel, Kuala Lumpur, Education & Learning
- DZALIS SMART INO, SMK Dato’ Razali Ismail, Terengganu, Health & Well-being
- Fishballz, SMK Taman Desa, Kuala Lumpur, Education & Learning
- Little Wizards, SMK Perempuan Methodist, Kuala Lumpur, Health & Well-being
- NewGen Leaders, SMK Seri Bintang Utara, Kuala Lumpur, Health & Well-being
- Ten Percent Vegan, SMK Seri Serdang, Selangor, Sustainability & Environment
- The Creative III, Sri Bestari Private School, Kuala Lumpur, Sustainability & Environment
- THE GREEN SCIENTISTS, SMK Lelaki Methodist, Kuala Lumpur, Sustainability & Environment
- TROPBOTZ, SMK Tropicana, Selangor, Health & Well-being
The semi-finalists will now have to work on their ideas and develop a prototype for Phase 2 of the SFT competition. To achieve this, the students will be working with mentors made up of employees from Samsung Malaysia Electronics and Universiti Malaya who will guide the teams in submitting their presentations through to Phase 3 of the competition. From there, 5 teams will be selected to compete in the finale in December to stand a chance to win Samsung products worth RM 30,000.
For more information on Solve for Tomorrow, please visit www.samsung.com/my/solvefortomorrow/