CORRECTING and REPLACING Samsung Celebrates Winners in its National Million Dollar STEM Education Contest

  CORRECTING and REPLACING Samsung Celebrates Winners in its National Million
  Dollar STEM Education Contest

 Public Schools from California, Florida, Minnesota, New Mexico, and New York
        Receive Technology Grants at Washington, D.C. Awards Ceremony

CORRECTION...by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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WASHINGTON -- April 19, 2013

Please replace the release dated April 17, 2013 with the following corrected
version due to multiple revisions.

The corrected release reads:

   SAMSUNG CELEBRATES WINNERS IN ITS NATIONAL MILLION DOLLAR STEM EDUCATION
                                   CONTEST

 Public Schools from California, Florida, Minnesota, New Mexico, and New York
        Receive Technology Grants at Washington, D.C. Awards Ceremony

Samsung recently held its third annual finale event to honor the five winning
schools of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, a nationwide $1M
competition designed to raise enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering,
and math (STEM) education among U.S. public middle and high school students.

Students from the five winning schools had the opportunity to attend the
ceremony and meet with their Congressional representatives. The grand prize
winners were chosen for their video submissions illustrating how STEM can help
address an environmental issue in their communities.

“Solve for Tomorrow aims to provide our nation’s youth with a life-long
interest in science, math, engineering, and technology from a young age,” said
David Steel, Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy of Samsung
Electronics North America. “It is our hope that actively engaging today’s
youth in STEM education will inspire and lead to meaningful career paths in
the future.”

David Boone, a freshman at Harvard University who attributes his success to
STEM education, delivered the keynote address to an audience of education
thought leaders, government officials and students on how access to STEM
education helped him overcome obstacles and shaped his journey from living on
the streets of Cleveland to becoming an electrical engineering and computer
science major at Harvard University.

"When I was 14 years old, my family and I lost our home to gang violence. I
refused to join the gang, so they retaliated,” said Harvard freshman David
Boone. "Even having experienced this hardship and others, I was still able to
garner tremendous success through the help of mentors and a strong
STEM-focused approach to learning."

U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra (D-CA), a leading Congressional advocate
for STEM education, also spoke at the event. Congressman Becerra is chairman
of the House Democratic Caucus and is the senior Democrat on the Ways and
Means Subcommittee on Social Security. Camsie McAdams, Senior Advisor on STEM
Education at the U.S. Department of Education, also addressed the audience
during the ceremony.

Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus,
said, “I’m just thrilled that there were a few students in Los Angeles who got
to participate and take advantage of what Samsung is doing to invest in them.”

The five winners will each receive $110,000* in technology products such as
smart boards, LED TVs, and laptops from Samsung and its corporate partners,
Adobe Foundation, and DIRECTV. As part of their prize package, the five
winning schools also have the option to host a community e-waste recycling day
through Samsung Recycling Direct, an e-waste program which has recycled more
than 250 million pounds of electronic waste in the United States since the
2008.

This year alone, more than 1,600 schools across the country participated in
the contest, with projects covering water pollution, climate change, and
sustainability.

The five grand prize winners are:

Arrowhead Park Early College, Las Cruces,      http://tinyb.it/152C1F6680E
NM
Forestview Middle School, Baxter, MN              http://tinyb.it/5852C306FBA
Franklin High School, Los Angeles, CA             http://tinyb.it/1D52C1EBC8AD
Leewood K-8 Center, Miami, FL                     http://tinyb.it/5052C1ED3E14
MS 88/Peter Rouget Middle School, Brooklyn,       http://tinyb.it/3D52C1F98CBA
NY
                                                  

In addition to working with its technology partners, Samsung partners closely
with the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) to tackle the
complex issues of STEM education, and the National PTA® to ensure engagement
and alignment with parents and educators across the country.

The Solve for Tomorrow contest is part of Samsung Hope for Children, the
company’s philanthropic initiative focused on helping children lead healthier,
smarter, and more sustainable lives.

B-roll from the award ceremony can be downloaded: media.dmsprod.com/sft

Images from the awards ceremony can be downloaded through the links below:

Arrowhead Park Early College, Las Cruces,     http://tinyb.it/4834693B9ECF5
NM
Forestview Middle School, Baxter, MN             http://tinyb.it/5F34693BA1B0E
Franklin High School, Los Angeles, CA            http://tinyb.it/2E34693BA351B
Leewood K-8 Center, Miami, FL                    http://tinyb.it/2934695F702C
                                                 

* Estimated Retail Value

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new
possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and
discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones,
personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical
devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79
countries with annual sales of $187.8 billion. To discover more, please visit
www.samsung.com .

About Samsung Hope for Children

Samsung Hope for Children represents the company’s philanthropic commitment in
the U.S. to help improve children’s health, education and sustainability.
Since 2002, Samsung Electronics America and its retail and business partners
have helped more than 500 schools, community-based foundations, and charities
throughout the U.S. raise awareness of and funding for their causes. For more
information please visit: www.samsung.com/hope.

Contact:

Theresa Cha
Samsung Electronics America
201-229-4032
tcha@sea.samsung.com
or
Allison Monat
Weber Shandwick
212-537-8734
SamsungNAHQ@webershandwick.com
 
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