USAID, Oracle Vietnam and Coca-Cola spotlight women in STEM at national conference

On November 13, 2017, the second national conference and exhibition on Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, better known as STEM, took place at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology as part of the Building University-Industry Learning and Development through Innovation and Technology, also known as BUILD-IT, Alliance of Arizona State University.

Arizona State University supports Vietnamese student entrepreneurship competition

The Maker to Entrepreneurship Program supports prototypical startups and promotes their innovative ideas and scalable products. MEP came out of a series of Maker Innovation Forums sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and organized by Arizona State University in the cities of Ho Chi Minh City, Danang, Hanoi and Can Tho. At these forums, entrepreneurs, small business owners, startups, makers and inventors connected with government representatives responsible for developing and administering innovation and entrepreneurship policy.

Maker Innovation Spaces in action

On Monday, August 21, 2017, Saigon Hi-Tech Park held a 3D design workshop in the Maker Innovation Space for university students. More than 40 students attended the workshop learning how to design and print products using 3D printers. This will be a first among many programming opportunities in a space designed to support innovation, design-build projects and provide a space for students to experience an applied project curriculum in the rapidly developing STEM fields.

More than 550 participants attend series of BUILD-IT workshops on accreditation and evaluation

From September 7 to October 2, 2017, the BUILD-IT project conducted a series of 14 in-country workshops on international accreditation, quality assurance and evaluation of student learning. More than 550 participants from BUILD-IT and non-BUILD-IT universities and education organizations in both STEM and non-STEM areas from Can Tho, Ho Chi Minh City, Danang, Hue and Hanoi participated in the workshops.

USAID visits ASU academic partners in Vietnam

On March 7–8 2017, Mitch Kirby, Senior Academic Advisor from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and his colleagues in Vietnam visited two of ASU’s academic partners with HEEAP, VULII and BUILD-IT: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education (HCMUTE) and Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT). The ASU Vietnam team also attended the meetings.

BUILD-IT excels at solutions council

The Building University-Industry Learning and Development through Innovation and Technology (BUILD-IT) marked the completion of its first project year with a retrospective look at progress to date and a look forward to our upcoming initiatives and opportunities during the annual solutions council meeting, held on February 28, 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam.