A group of 41 young leaders from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam visited Arizona State University, in March, ready to gain knowledge to help create change and support for their communities. For several of them, it was the first time they had ever left their home countries.
After the first Project Based Learning Models (PBL) Workshop in September 2017, a series of PBL workshops were conducted by the BUILD-IT Project from January to May 2018. Approximately 250 participants from BUILD-IT partner schools attended. The workshops were led by Scott Danielson, lead of BUILD-IT Developing Quality and Project Based Curriculum and co-leader of the Maker Network in Vietnam.
In January 2018, the BUILD-IT project and Oracle Academy jointly conducted two intensive, five-day Oracle Database Foundation Train-the-Trainer courses in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. These courses provided faculty members from BUILD-IT academic partners with a deep technical knowledge in database technology and demonstrated a database curriculum that uses a practical, hands-on and engaging approach to teaching.
BUILD-IT held a series of accreditation and quality assurance workshops this spring in both Danang and Ho Chi Minh City. These workshops were designed to address the needs and goals of the BUILD-IT strategic partners and reached over 500 participants.
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.