To support meaningful engagement in STEM subjects for students, Samsung is giving kids the unique chance to submit their invention and see it created by a team of experts. More on the competition below.
By Grace Koelma | Founder of The Mulberry Journal
Australia’s STEM skill gap has been a national priority for some time now. While there are a number of elements at play, more often than not, we get so caught up in the politics of STEM, that we forget those that at the centre of the issue - the students.
The reality is maths and science can be boring, difficult, and for many students, there is no clear connection between these subjects and their dream jobs. As a result, only 16 per cent of students are entering higher education in STEM fields. To support the pursuit of STEM subjects among young people, Samsung is hosting a pretty fantastic competition this November.
Make My Idea Competition
Samsung Australia has launched Make My Idea - a national competition which calls for students across Australia (12 years and older) to submit their innovative invention ideas to go into the chance to win a number of exciting prizes, including having their idea developed into a prototype model.
Prizes up for grabs include
- A Samsung Ideas Lab - including a Galaxy S8 phone, Galaxy book, Virtual Reality headset, 360 camera and a Dex Station;
- A prototype model, or 3D or 2D design of their idea;
- The fame, respect and pats on the back that come with having their idea shown live on YouTube.
Deadline for entries: Wednesday 22nd November 2017. Entrants must be aged 12 or older.
The winner will be announced LIVE on the 29th November via the Samsung YouTube channel at 4:30pm AEST.
Do you know a young inventor who should enter this competition? Share it with them.
Grace is the Editor of The Mulberry Journal and when she's not reading submissions, divides her time between hanging out with her simultaneously delightful and headstrong 2-year-old, running multiple ventures, writing and travelling full time with her little family. You can follow her travels at @darelist.family.