Young leaders from 10 ASEAN countries united and equipped to affect change

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.

Student engineering projects win awards from community service program

A smart mattress that helps the elderly change posture and direction is one of three winning projects in the Engineering Projects in the Community Service program, launched in January by USAID.
The DYNAMIC team composed of students at the Danang University of Science and Technology worked together to create the smart mattress.

250 faculty members trained to implement project-based learning

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.

Oracle Academy leads technology courses in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

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.

Finger reader for the blind wins EduHackathon 2017

The ASU/AWS EduHackathon 2017 was co-organized by Arizona State University, the BUILD-IT Alliance, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Hackathon focused on solving real-world problems that are present in Vietnam and many countries around the world. These include but are not limited to traffic control and reduction, e-government services, health care and leveraging open data.

48 STEM professors participate in Master Teacher Training Program

A group of 47 STEM professors from Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Danang began a Master Teacher Training pilot program in November 2017 that is funded through the Vietnam BUILD-IT initiative sponsored by USAID and Arizona State University. This training program was facilitated by nine Vietnamese faculty members from Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology and Education, Danang University of Technology and Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology.

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.