We are working hard at Sampoerna Academy to have a successful STEAM EXPO every year. We try to reach out to more students from K-12 in order to encourage them to think about the environmental problems and social issues, then come up with new perspectives that can lead solutions for the problems. STEAM projects allow them to think in the way the innovators, scientists, and other professionals think. A scientific approach is a proper method to find out a correct answer or many possible answers for the problems and questions we encounter every day.
Students at Sampoerna Academy on all campuses are in their quest to find out the best design, the best answer, the best solution, and probably the best presentation. They were given a chance to pick a scientific/engineering/social problem/topic of their interest to investigate over the course of 7 months and end up with EXPO in February and March 2020 to share their findings and results with other students, parents, community members, experts in the field of STEAM. It’s a huge event where students interact with others and show the skills (21st century) they gained in their classes to the public and academia.
Having said that, we are writing to extend an invitation for you to participate as a judge at Sampoerna Academy STEAM EXPO. We are hoping that you would be able to contribute a small amount of your time to make help this experience more meaningful for all participating students. It is nice for them to present their projects to their teachers and classmates; but presenting their projects to experts (engineers, scientists, artists, civil servants, doctors, lecturers, etc.) gives them new respects and insights for the work they have done.