This spring, conference delegates from around the globe gathered in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, for STEMCON 2018. Academic, industry and government leaders collaborated, connected and shared best practices that will lead to innovative change in Southeast Asia’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics environment.
A contingent of more than 30 delegates from the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, led by Party Secretary Nguyen Thin Nhan, met with Arizona State University officials at the McCain Center in Washington, D.C. on December 16 to begin an initiative to support the HCMC Smart Sustainable City Project.
Arizona State University and Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City are forging a long-term agreement to pursue an array of collaborative ventures aimed at mutual goals in academics, research, global educational leadership and economic development.
During the third of week of August, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology and Education hosted a Moodle training seminar for 30 English faculty members chaired by Tin Dang. Arizona State University Instructional Designer Ngoc Ngo and Global Educator James Cervin conducted a week-long training that focused on improving the digital pedagogy and delivery of language learning modalities through a learning management system.
Representatives of ASU’s premier social entrepreneur program, Engineering Projects in Community Service, recently visited Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, and Hanoi to present one-day workshops focused on project-based learning combined with service learning and entrepreneurial mindset.
The award-winning program, known as EPICS for short, tasks student teams to design, build and deploy systems to solve engineering-based problems for charities, schools and other not-for-profit organizations. Representatives Josh Loughman and Hope Parker taught more than 90 participants about the EPICS curriculum, the difference and similarities between EPICS and project-based learning, options for implementing EPICS at their university, how to best utilize Maker Spaces and time to test the process by building a prototype around stakeholder needs.
During the early summer of 2017, a cohort of Vietnamese engineering professors participated in workshops at Arizona State University on outcomes-based assessment and active learning techniques. This marked the last university cohort of the HEEAP program, which included faculty members from five different universities across Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Danang University of Technology, Ho Chi Minh University of Technical Education, Can Tho University and Hanoi University of Science and Technology.
Intel Products Vietnam (IPV), and the Office of Global Outreach and Extended Education (GOEE) at Arizona State University, organized a Smart City Executive Workshop for 10 delegates from the HCMC People’s Committee on April 24-28, 2017. During the Smart City Executive Workshop, ASU leadership, researchers and scientists proposed models to help define and design projects to further support the 2016-2020 breakthrough programs in the Ho Chi Minh City Smart City Plan.