Women In STEM Forum: Engaging in Applied Projects

  • Date:December 15th, 2022  
    08:00 am
    12:00 pm
  • Location:Other

About the Playbook Forums: The 2022 series of BUILD-IT forums focus on key topics from the BUILD-IT playbooks as prioritized by university partners. Topics may include Institutional Accreditation, Project Based-Learning, Digital Immersion Learning, Program Accreditation (AUN-ABET), Industry Advisory Boards, Women in STEM, Maker Innovation Network, and Faculty Development and Active Learning, etc.  Sessions will be held face-to-face (public health permitting) utilizing locations in Hanoi and HCMC. ASU and Vietnamese faculty experts will teach and conduct these sessions. BUILD-IT anticipates that the Playbooks will become recognized resources and utilized for university and HEI planning and will be utilized to build scale – reaching additional universities and engineering programs throughout Vietnam for sustainable, nationwide change.


About Women in STEM: Through the digital pedagogy in higher education playbook, BUILD-IT university partners have access to a tested and proven manual for educators to assure that women benefit from applied projects. It is a starting point to inspire gender-responsive programming, mitigate gender barriers, and promote equitable learning outcomes during applied projects. A collaborative effort between ASU and its six strategic partner universities, this playbook depicts support services, workshops and webinars prepared to be launched at scale to expand the knowledge base and skill set of higher education educators interested in enrolling, supporting, and graduating women in STEM in Vietnam.


About the Women in STEM Forum: Celebrating the successful partnership between USAID, BUILD-IT and their strategic partner universities, this forum explores the positive impact of Women in STEM support services designed, implemented and conducted by BUILD-IT partner universities and Arizona State University.  Participants in this forum experience the successes and challenges of enrolling, supporting and graduating women in STEM fields. The audience will hear from experts in academia and industry in strategies, including designing for her needs, innovating for her success, and building equitable teams. Other areas integral to the success of women in STEM - partnering with women and piloting gender-responsive programs - will be discussed in panels and celebrated in success stories.


Suggested Attendees: University Leadership/Academic Leaders/Program Faculty Leads interested in enrolling, supporting and graduating women in their higher education institution. 


Women In STEM Forum: Engaging in Applied Projects

Date:  Thursday, December 15th, 2022

Venue: Lac Hong University (10 Huynh Van Nghe, Buu Long, Bien Hoa City, Dong Nai Province)

Registration: Kindly register at the registration button below by December 10, 2022. We highly encourage you to register at your earliest convenience since registration will be issued on a first come first served basis.


Women In STEM Forum: Engaging in Applied Projects

Date:  Thursday, December 15th, 2022

Venue: Lac Hong University

8:00 – 8:30am Arrival at physical site and networking/Registration and Sign-in
8:30 – 8:45am

Welcome Message & Forum Introduction

  • Dr. Lopa Basu, Senior HIV & TB Advisor at USAID Vietnam
  • Dr. Nguyen Thanh Lam, Vice Rector, Lac Hong University
8:45 – 9:15am

Keynote Speech: The Future of Women in STEM in Vietnamese Higher Education

Dr. Lan Dai Do, Chairwoman, University Council - Lac Hong University

9:15 – 10:15 am

Program Panel – Enrolling, Supporting & Graduating Women in STEM

Hear from experts in the field on how to enroll, support and graduate more women in STEM from your institution. Learn about strategies to engage more women and provide more opportunities for women to succeed in these fields. Panelists provide roadmaps for implementing support programs.

  • Moderator: Ms. Dang Tran Phuong Anh, Country Director, ASU Vietnam
  • Panelist 1: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dam Sao Mai, Vice Rector, Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Panelist 2: Dr. Bui Thi Ngan, Deputy Director, Board of Project Management, Ha Noi University of Industry
  • Panelist 3: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bui Hoai Thang, Head of Academic Affairs Office, Ho Chi Minh City of Technology
10:15 – 10:30am

Break – Celebrating Women in STEM (Poster Exhibition)

Participants meet female content winners from STEM competitions like EPICS, MEP and AWS and learn about the experiences leading successful projects.

10:30 – 11:30pm

Program Panel – The Role of Female Graduates in STEM Industries

Leadership from the industry will share their perspectives about the roles and importance of having women in the team and how gender balance can improve performance, innovation, and creativity. Suggested policies and strategies to encourage and nurture female talents will also be addressed.

Moderator: Ms. My Nguyen, Prototype Architect, Amazon Web Services ASEAN

Panelist 1:  Ms. Trinh Vo, Associate Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services Vietnam

Panelist 2: Ms. Uyen Ho, Public Affairs Director, Intel Vietnam

Panelist 3:  Ms. Khanh-Thuyen Nguyen, Senior Recycling and Wastewater Manager, First Solar Vietnam

Panelist 4: Ms. Uyen Mai, South East Asia Sustainability Director, Dow

11:30 – 11:50am

Women in STEM Success Stories

Hear from two pioneering and groundbreaking women and their successes and challenges in Vietnamese higher education. Learn about their experiences and what they needed to do to succeed in this competitive environment.

Speaker 1: Ms. Van Dinh Vy Phuong, Dean of the Information Technology Faculty, Lac Hong University

Speaker 2: Dr. Ngo Thi Thuy Huong, Faculty of Biotechnology, Chemistry & Environmental Engineering, Phenikaa University

11:50 – 12:00pm

Closing Remarks

Ms. Dang Tran Phuong Anh, Country Director, Arizona State University