Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math 2017 Conference

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Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math 2017 Conference

Nov
13
When: Nov 13, 2017, (All day)
Where:

Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
268 Lý Thường Kiệt, phường 14, Quận 10, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

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Nov
13
When: Nov 13, 2017, (All day)
Where:

Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
268 Lý Thường Kiệt, phường 14, Quận 10, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Last year the Building University-Industry Learning and Development through Innovation and Technology (BUILD-IT) program at Arizona State University, partnered with the University of Danang (UD), Danang University of Science and Technology (DUT), and Fablab Danang to host the first BUILD-IT Women in STEM Conference: "Women in Entrepreneurship and Innovation" in Danang, Vietnam. Nearly 300 participants including students, industry, education and government leaders filled the UD auditorium last August for a day filled with technical, interactive presentations, networking, and dynamic panel discussions.

This year, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) has invited us to hold the one day conference in their newly remodeled 800 seat auditorium. The Vietnam Association for Intellectual Women has also joined the planning committee, along with an appointee from the Vietnam National Council on Education and HR Development. With their collaboration, we will be inviting several women included in Forbes Top 50 Most Influential Women in Vietnam list to come speak at the conference, in addition to other international female STEM influencers.

The 2017 BUILD-IT Women in STEM Conference: "Gender Roles in Education, Leadership and Culture" will convene both men and women to focus on the evolving role of females in Vietnamese society, especially in STEM fields, and will inspire women to lead in their chosen area of expertise. This conference will raise awareness of important gender issues and will connect and empower women, helping them to realize their full potential. Help us spread the word about this female driven initiative and invite your colleagues and peers to join you at the second annual Women in STEM Conference.

The official language of the 2017 Women in STEM Conference is English, with simultaneous Vietnamese interpretation provided throughout the plenary sessions.

2017 Conference Highlights

  • Outstanding Women in STEM Exhibition, sponsored by Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
  • "Shifting the STEM Culture in Vietnam" keynote address by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Thi Kim, Vice Dean, Faculty of Chemical Engineering HCMUT
  • Focused Panel Discussions on Leading Innovation in STEM Education and Careers and "Turning Challenges into Your Launch Pad for Success"
  • Interactive Workshops including "Train the Trainer Coding for Girls"

Agenda

TimeDetails
8.00 - 8.30Registration and Reception
Outstanding Women in STEM Exhibition
Networking
8.30 - 9.00

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr. Vu Dinh Thanh, Rector of HCM University of Technology
Ms. Mary Tarnowka, United States Consul General
Dr. Nguyen Thanh Phong, Chairman, Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee

9.00 - 9.30

Keynote Address: The New Vietnamese Woman - Shifting the STEM Culture in Vietnam
Dr. Le Thi Kim Phung, Vice Dean, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology

9.30 - 10.30

Interactive Panel Discussion: Leading Innovation in STEM Education and Careers

Moderator: Dr. Kathy Wigal, BUILD-IT, Arizona State University

Dr. Stefanie Lindquist, Deputy Provost, and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Arizona State University
Dr. Le Thi Hop, Head of Science and Technology Committee, Vietnam Association for Intellectual Women
Mr. Johnny Kandathil, Sales Manager, Honeywell Security & Fire
Dr. Ngoc Lan Thi Dang, Country Director, Women's Empowerment and Voice
Ms. Khuyen Nguyen Thi Hong, Account Manager, ABB Vietnam

10.30 - 11.00Break
Networking
Outstanding Women in STEM Exhibition
11.00 - 11.30Keynote Address: An Executive Presence- Defying Expectations in STEM Careers and Beyond
Ms. Sherry Boger, Vice President, and General Manager, Intel Products Vietnam
11.30 - 11.50

WEPICS 2017 Competition Awards
Dr. Le Thi Kim Oanh, Vice Rector, University of Danang-University of Science and Technology
Ms. Nga Nguyen, Research & Development Specialist, Fablab Danang
Ms. Sasha Stinchfield, Associate Managing Director & Chief of Staff, Arizona State University, Vietnam Representative Office

11.50 - 12.00

Launch of WEPICS 2018 National Competition & Maker Spaces Presentation
Ms. Sasha Stinchfield, Associate Managing Director & Chief of Staff, Arizona State University, Vietnam Representative Office

12.00 - 13.30Lunch
13.30 - 14.30

Interactive Panel Discussion: Turning Challenges into Your Launch Pad for Success
Moderator: Dr. Phuong Nguyen, Country Director, Arizona State University
Dr. Ly Le, Associate Professor, School of Biotechnology, International University, Vietnam National University Vietnam
Ms. Le Tu Cam Ly, Legal & Public Affairs Director, Coca-Cola
Dr. Anthony Holland, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Vietnam
Dr. Nguyen Thi Hiep, Lecturer, Biomedical Engineering Faculty, International University, VNU-HCM
Ms. Nguyen Thi Hong Hanh, Founder/CEO, Skyler Co. Ltd

14.30 - 15.30

Concurrent Workshops Series:

Faculty Workshop on Train the Trainer Coding for Girls K-12
Dr. Cristal Ngo, Instructional Designer, Arizona State University

Cloud Computing with Amazon Web Services Educate
Mr. Samuel Harris, Account Executive, Amazon Web Services

Iridescent Learning Technovation Interactive Workshop
Mr. Lydet Pidor, Lead Mentor, Technovation Cambodia

15.30 - 15.45Break
15.45 - 16.15

Special Closing Concert Presentation
Ms. Truong Kieu Diem, The X Factor Vietnam 2016 Finalist

16.30

Closing Remarks
Mr. Jeff Goss, Associate Vice Provost for Southeast Asia Programs, Arizona State University

Registration Information

Last year the venue filled to capacity. This year, with added interactive break out workshops, renowned speakers, and dynamic discussions with audience participation, registration is limited to those who register online first! 

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

When you advertise with us, you are strengthening the global scientific enterprise. Our wide network throughout Vietnam and beyond will allow you to reach a diverse audience within the STEM community. 

Outstanding Women in STEM Exhibition

The Exhibition is to promote selected innovative products and results of STEM makers from university, college, science, industry and startups.