Women in STEM Conference: Women in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Registration Information

Registration closes Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Pre online registration for this conference is required for all guests and invitees. Registration is limited and will be accepted on a first come basis. Register online and secure your spot today.

August 5, 2016 - 10:15pm to August 6, 2016 - 7:00am

41 Lê Duẩn, Hải Châu 1, Hải Châu, Đà Nẵng, Vietnam

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Exhibition Registration

If you have an innovative STEM product, startup, activity, or project, we want to inclue your work in the Outstanding Women in STEM Exhibition.

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When: Aug 5, 2016 - Aug 6, 2016, 10:15PM - 7:00AM

41 Lê Duẩn, Hải Châu 1, Hải Châu, Đà Nẵng, Vietnam

This event will highlight the achievements of Women in STEM and inspire, educate and connect women in the science, technology and engineering community. The Women in STEM Forum will convene both men and women working in STEM for a day of open discussion on the role of women in the high demand professions of engineering, technology and science. With technology and science advancing at such a rapid rate, it is more important than ever that we inspire and educate women and girls to challenge the status quo and be a part of this global revolution. Our goal is to highlight female role models, encourage knowledge exchange and networking; and, of course, to have fun!

Join us for a unique combination of deep-dive and hands-on workshops; information and discussions about STEM careers and how to pursue them; and connection and networking opportunities with other women in STEM.

Conference Highlights

Outstanding Women in STEM Exhibition, sponsored by Danang University of Science and Technology and Fab Lab
Focused Panel discussions on Building Leadership and Role Models and Opportunities and Challenges for Women in STEM, featuring Ms. Uyen Ho, Director, Public Affairs at Intel Vietnam and Dr. Phuong Nguyen, Country Director of Vietnam Education Foundation



 Professor Dr. Tran Van Nam      Dr. Phuong Nguyen             Ms. Dinh Tran

President of The University of       Country Director, VEF           Education Sector Lead,  

Danang                                                                                      Microsoft


  Ms. Vi Nguyen                          Mr. Michael Greene              Dr. Kasia Weina                     CEO at Funkoi LLC                 Mission Director for USAID    Co-Founder, Managing                                                                                                               Director, Evergreen Labs  




8.00 - 8.30 Registration and Reception
8:30 - 8:45 Welcome Remarks
Dr. Tran Van Nam, President, University of Danang
Mr. Michael Greene, Mission Director, USAID Vietnam
8:45 - 9:30 Morning Keynote Address: Advancing Women in STEM in Vietnam
Dr. Ly Le, Associate Professor, School of Biotechnology, International University, Vietnam National University Q&A
9:30 - 10:30 Panel Discussion: Building Leaders and Role Models
Moderator: Karl Theisen, Managing Director, Arizona State University, Vietnam
Ms. Uyen Ho, Director, Public Affairs, Intel Vietnam
Dr. Dang Cam Ha, Senior Expert in Biology Research, Vietnam Academy of Science & Technology
Dr. Phuong Nguyen, Country Director, Vietnam Education Foundation
Dr. Luong Thi Hien Nguyen, Director, Bach Khoa Intellectual Women Center of Science and Technology (IWOTECS), Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology- HCMUT Q&A
10:30 - 11:00 Break
Exhibition Outstanding Women in STEM
11:00 - 12:00 Panel Discussion: Opportunities and Challenges for Women in STEM
Moderator: Dr. Kathy Wigal, Arizona State University, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Dr. Giang Thi Kim Lien, Vice Director of Academic Affairs, UD
Dr. Kasia Weina, Co-Founder, Managing Director, Evergreen Labs
Ms. Vi Nguyen, CEO/Founder, Funkoi Inc.
Ms. Le Giang Nguyen, MSc, National Agency for Technology, Entrepreneurship, and commercialization Development (NATEC), Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
Outstanding Women in STEM Exhibition - Networking
Kick-off WEPICS
13:30 - 14:30 Afternoon Keynote Address: Understanding the Vietnamese Woman and the Creation of Soft Power in Vietnamese Culture
Dr. Vu Thi Tu Anh, Deputy Director General, Secondary Education; Executive Director, National Foreign Language 2020 Project, MOET
14:30 - 15:30 Seminar: Communication and Leadership Tactics for the Next Generation of STEM Leaders
Mr. James Cervin, International Educator, Global Launch, Arizona State University
15:30 - 15:45 Break
Outstanding Women in STEM Exhibition
15:45 - 16:45 Panel Discussion: Leadership & Women in Technology
Developing and Leading in STEM: Critical Competencies to Advance your Career
Moderator: Dr. Phuong Nguyen, Country Director, Vietnam Education Foundation
Ms. Dinh Tran, Education Sector Lead, Microsoft Vietnam
Oracle Keynote Presenter (TBD)
Mr. Johnny Kandathil, Sales Manager, Honeywell Security & Fire for Vietnam
Ms. Bui Boi Hai, CEO, Toyo Corporation
Dr. Nguyen Thi Hiep, Lecturer, Biomedical Engineering, International University of Vietnam National Universities
Keynote speaker from the Vietnam Women’s Union (TBD)
16:45 Concluding Remarks
Mr. Jeffrey S. Goss, Associate Vice Provost, Arizona State University
Networking Reception at 5pm