National Competition Challenges Kids across America to Dream Up Their Coolest Invention Idea
(San Diego, CA) –Pina-a-alam ng Time Warner Cable ang official launch ng Wouldn’t It Be Cool If…, isang kampanyang unang pinahayag sa 2012 White House Science Fair ,upang mag isip ang mga kabataan na ang Science ay Math ay kaiga-igaya, isang makabagong paraan through an ideation competition.
Ang Wouldn’t It Be Cool If… isang pag-subok sa kabataang 10-15 taong gulang para mag isip ng mga coolest na bagay para mapadali ang kanilang buhay, ang komunidad o ang buong mundo. Sa pagsubok na ito, kailangan nilang pag-isipan kung papa-ano ang science, technology, engineering o kaya math (STEM) ay makakatulong upang maisagawa ang kanilang mga idea.
Mula ngayon hanggang Marso 28,2012, maaring i-submit ng mga kabataan ang kanilang ideas sa www.wouldntitbecoolif.com.
Ang kampanyang ito ay nilatag ng Time Warner Cable’s philantrophic STEM initiative, Connect a Million Minds, and .i.am FIRST, itinayag ng mga entertainer at mga entrepreneur will.i.am. Ang mga kilalang artista ay lalabas din sa mga national public service announcements na mapapansin ng mga adolescents upang maging interesado sa STEM. Ito ay hihimuk ng mga kabataan na mag submit ng mga cool ideas sa internet. Ang mga estudyante or student teams sa buong Southern California ay puwedeng sumali sa kompetition online upang magkaroon ng pagkakataong lumahok sa isang SoCal based celebrity events.
“Kasangkapan ang Science at Math upang umasenso at mabilis na magbago ang ating mundo, mga importanteng kasanayan para sa ating kinabukasan, para sa ating mga scientists at mga programmers,” sabi ng will.i.am. “Marami akong nakilalang kabataan na gumagamit ng Math at Science para gumawa ng kagulat-gulat na mga bagay. Kailangan natin na maram pang bata ang maintindihan ang importansiya ng mga subjects na ito para mapagbago ang kanilang buhay, mapabago ang mundo. Wouldn’t It Be Cool If…inspires all kids to dream big and empowers them to use math and science to bring their idea to life.”
“Sa pagsisikap na gawin exciting ang Math at Science sa mga kabataan, Ang Time Warner Cable ay natutuwang ilunsad ang Wouldn’t It Be Cool If… as an extension of our Connect A Million Minds initiative,” sabi ni Katie Beardsley, Director, Community Relations para Time Warner Cable. “Our young people are the future generations of scientists and engineers that will help us continue to evolve and compete in the world economy.” Ang signature partner para sa effort na ito ay ang Boys & Girls Clubs of America, ang pinakamalaking youth-serving organization ng nation, kasamang nag-trabajo upang masimulang mag-isip ang mga kabataan sa mahigit 4,000 samahan.
Youth submit ideas to the website, and those ideas are judged by a panel of experts, identifying three finalists. Additional partner FIRST will host the finalist presentation, to be held as part of the annual FIRST Robotics Championship this April in St. Louis. Finalists will present their idea to .i.am, FIRST founder Dean Kamen and other influential judges. Finally, one winner will be selected to collaborate with Fahrenheit 212, one of the nation’s pre-eminent innovation consulting firms to have the opportunity to bring their idea to life.
Ang Time Warner Cable has committed more than $100 million to addressing America’s declining proficiency in STEM through Connect a Million Minds, which aims to connect a million more students to hands-on, out-of-school science opportunities. Para sa dagdag na kaalaman tungko sa Connect a Million Minds, bisitahin ang www.connectamillionminds.com.
“Time Warner Cable created Connect a Million Minds to address a critical issue facing the future of our nation,” commented Glenn Britt, Chairman and CEO, Time Warner Cable. “With the launch of Wouldn’t It Be Cool If…, we build on this commitment and continue our support of the President’s call to action of promoting STEM education among youth. In the spirit of Connect a Million Minds, we are doing so in a way that will promote creativity and fun for all kids.”
About Time Warner Cable:
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About Connect a Million Minds:
Time Warner Cable’s (TWC) Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) is a five-year, $100 million cash and in-kind philanthropic initiative to address America’s declining proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), which puts our children at risk of not competing successfully in a global economy. Using its media assets, TWC creates awareness of the issue and inspires students to develop the STEM skills they need to become the problem solvers of tomorrow. TWC’s national CAMM partners are CSAS (Coalition for Science After School) and FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). Local TWC markets are activating CAMM across the country with community-specific programs and partnerships.
About i.am FIRST:
.i.am FIRST is will.i.am’s initiative to support and get young people excited about STEM education in collaboration with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). Activities include participation by will.i.am at the annual U.S. FIRST Championships to meet with and speak before teen competitors, parents, team coaches, government officials and sponsors. As part of the 2011 Championship event, will.i.am executive produced the prime time TV special, “i.am.FIRST – Science is Rock and Roll” an electric hour of highlights from the 20th Annual FIRST ® Robotics Championship that documented the challenges that the country’s best and brightest students faced in the FIRST Regional Competitions leading up to and culminating in the international Championship meeting.