|[April 09, 2014]
National Environmental Education Foundation and Samsung Empower Students and Teachers to "Engineer a Sustainable World" During National Environmental Education Week
WASHINGTON --(Business Wire)--
Students and educators around the country are taking part in National
Environmental Education Week (EE
Week) 2014 throughout April with learning focused on how the STEM
fields, specifically engineering, can be used to solve some of today's
biggest environmental problems, leading to sustainable solutions for a
healthier planet and healthier people.
EE Week, run by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF)
and sponsored by Samsung (News - Alert) Electronics North America, offers students and
teachers the opportunity to explore lessons, careers, online tools and
other resources that use science, technology, engineering and math
(STEM) to solve real-world problems. This year's EE Week resources
include classroom lessons, Google (News - Alert) Hangouts with Samsung and NASA
engineers, professional development webinars and resources from multiple
partners, all geared toward Greening STEM. The educational materials and
engagement projects for EE Week 2014 include:
"Environmental education, combined with STEM learning, gives teachers
and students the chance to develop sustainable solutions to real-life
environmental challenges while being exposed to exciting potential
careers," said Diane Wood, president of NEEF. "Lessons in engineering
teach useful correlations, such as the relationship between design and
function, while encouraging an appreciation for trial and error."
By partnering to provide these resources and activities, the two
organizations strive to ensure that the country's future leaders are
well equipped to create sustainable and environmentally friendly
solutions to the obstacles that may lay ahead.
"As the largest electronics company in the world, Samsung is the direct
result of a strong pipeline of employees who are passionate about
science, technology, engineering and math," said David Steel, executive
vice president of Samsung Electronics North America. "Therefore,
ensuring that today's students are interested in and engaged with STEM
subjects is a key priority for us and for the economic health of the
United States. Environmental education and connecting future leaders
with knowledge and ways to improve the health of their communities and
the planet can help bridge this gap and empower students today to help
build a stronger, better tomorrow."
EE Week is traditionally celebrated the week before Earth Day, but due
to the demand for information and the wealth of materials available,
NEEF is expanding EE Week this year.
"We have so many opportunities and resources, that we couldn't contain
them all in one week, so we extended our activities throughout the month
of April - and beyond," said Wood. "We encourage educators to think of
Environmental Education Week as something they can do every week
throughout the year."
EE Week is the nation's largest celebration of environmental education.
This year's theme, Engineering a Sustainable World, is part of EE Week's
multi-year focus on Greening
STEM. Since its inception in 2005, EE Week has delivered free,
non-biased, high-quality, environmental materials grounded in accurate,
timely scientific information and tied to local, state and national
About the National Environmental Education Foundation
NEEF is the nation's leading organization in lifelong environmental
learning, connecting people to knowledge they use to improve the quality
of their lives and the health of the planet. To accomplish this, NEEF
provides knowledge to trusted professionals and other leaders who, with
their credibility, amplify messages to national audiences to solve every
day environmental problems. NEEF sees a future where by 2022, 300
million Americans actively use environmental knowledge to ensure the
well-being of the earth and its people. Learn more at neefusa.org,
follow NEEF on Facebook.com/neefusa
and Twitter (News - Alert) @neefusa.
About Samsung Electronics North America
Samsung Electronics North America (NAHQ), based in Ridgefield Park, NJ,
is an arm of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The company markets a broad
range of award-winning business and consumer electronics, information
systems, and home appliance products, as well as oversees all of
Samsung's North American brand management including Samsung Electronics
America, Inc., Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC and Samsung
Electronics Canada, Inc. As a result of its commitment to innovation and
unique design, Samsung is one of the most decorated brands in the
electronics industry. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
You can also Fan Samsung on www.facebook.com/SamsungUSA
or follow Samsung via Twitter @SamsungTweets.
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, tablets, personal computers, cameras, home appliances,
printers, LTE (News - Alert) systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED
solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual
sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
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