Changing tomorrow with Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow competition
By Jude Toyat
TWENTY TEAMS COMPRISING 53 students from the Faculty of Computer Science & IT of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) took part in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition held at the university on May 26.
Organised by Samsung Malaysia, the competition was open for students in any Malaysian institutes of higher learning to demonstrate a technology-based solution of benefit to the community.
“The challenge requires student teams to define a problem, develop a solution, and submit a complete prototype,” Unimas said in a press statement.
Each team had to do a five-minute pitching session and a demonstration of their prototype as well as a three-minute question and answer session. This round was judged by Rajifah Ramli from Samsung Malaysia, Richard Tai from MIGHT, and Bernard Hor from IM4U.
A talk on ‘Innovation and Design’ by Samsung Malaysia was also held at the Multimedia Theatre of the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology.
The top 10 finalists selected will go on to the final round in August at Samsung Learning Festival in Kuala Lumpur.
“The competition provides exposure to students to gauge their level of competency, and also for them to highlight their project in term of viability, technical aspect, and also commercial potential.
“It is hoped that the experience will provide students with confidence and soft skill training before they join the industry after graduation,” Unimas added.