Biochar, smart toilets, making incense to repel mosquitoes from fruit bark, smart reading device to support people with dyslexia, smart sticks to assist the blind and the elderly … It seems that the technology solutions proposed by industry experts come from leading researchers in the country.
But no, it is the creative solutions coming from the students who are still in school, still sitting in school, in the framework of the Solve For Tomorrow contest – Journey to Create Future 2020 – by Samsung organization. Launched in Vietnam from 2019, Solve for Tomorrow is a creative playground for middle and high school students to apply technology to solve local problems.
This year, Solve For Tomorrow 2020 taking place in Vietnam is a playground for teenagers, but also a challenge for teachers and students in public schools from grades 6 to 12 to point out. how Engineering and Math can be used to help improve communities, or solve local problems.
This year’s contest sets a requirement to apply Robotics to research and build solutions to solve social or local problems, related to one or more fields such as: society, the environment, education, health and wellness, has attracted 262 schools with 708 teachers and 11,531 students participating.
Through two rounds of competitions, Solve for Tomorrow 2020 has attracted the participation of more than 13,000 students and 708 teachers at more than 90 schools in Vietnam. From nearly 400 exams received by the Organizing Committee in the Preliminary Round, 40 talented teams have been selected for the Product Development Round and 10 best teams have participated in the Final Round to compete for the presentation. , run a model and answer the jury’s questions.
The technology solutions to the final round all show their attractiveness and practicality, with topics such as: Building “Golden Time” application: Tech Up group’s solution for detecting falls, from Thai Nguyen province, won the third prize. The second prize belonged to the HNV group of Ben Tre province with the solution of equipment to trap aphids in vegetable fields using solar energy. The most belong to the Timeless group that smashes the challenge of Hanoi City with robot vehicle solutions for environmental exploration.
It can be said that the Vietnamese technology village needs meaningful contests for young people like this. Because according to Samsung’s strategic vision when organizing this contest, new innovative technology and knowledge are the tools to bring quality education to the young generation, wherever they are. under any circumstances.
In Vietnam today, AI technologies, robots … are still relatively new, especially in the training of human resources for students. According to a report from the Ministry of Industry and Trade in 2020, high-quality human resources in Vietnam only account for 20% of the workforce. The reason is not too difficult to recognize, that is because we still do not have many activities to promote access to, familiarize yourself with new technologies, have not created motivation for the class of students, enthusiastic students to participate. family.
Through competitions like Solve For Tomorrow, young people will be free to create, contribute ideas and their efforts to bring the most complete solutions to urgent problems in society. Coming to the contest, contestants will be able to participate in an online 4.0 training course to equip with general knowledge, not only to support the best completion of the test but also to supplement the necessary knowledge. for a long time.
The above projects and initiatives further demonstrate Samsung’s desire to not only make Vietnam the largest manufacturing hub but also a strategic center for research and development of the corporation in the future.
The magic of Vietnam in 2020 not only comes from the numbers of its economy growth, large size or power. The miracle comes from every person of a small country, from leaders to ordinary people, from doctors to police officers, from fathers and mothers. , Son.
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