USAID BUILD-IT & Dow Vietnam STEM Program: Engineering Projects in Community Service Final Showcase

  • Date:February 25th, 2022  
    07:00 am
    12:30 pm
  • Location:Ho Chi Minh City

The EPICS Final Showcase is the final event of USAID & Dow Vietnam STEM Program: Engineering Projects in Community Service. During the showcase, 27 student teams from 6 engineering universities in HCMC, Can Tho, and Da Nang will gather to compete for innovation awards. The event will begin with a speed dating showcase for judges to assess each team and a pitching competition followed by an award ceremony. Special guests are invited to join at the pitching competition. 

EPICS is an interdisciplinary student engineering program where teams follow the principles of human-centered design to co-create solutions to real problems facing their communities. After four months of design and engineering coursework and hours of prototype design work the students will submit their innovations for review to a panel of industry judges to see which teams win the grand prize.

7:00 Registration & Project set-up
7:45 Program Introduction
(Introduction of judges & teams, assessment criteria, prizes)
8:00 Welcome remarks from HCMUTE leadership as Final showcase co-host
8:15 Project Speed Dating
9:30 Judges decide top 6 teams
9:45 - 10:00 Special Guests arrive
10:00 Introduction of Final Presentations & Special Guests
10:15 Announce top 6 teams for Final Presentations
10:20 Top 6 project presentations
11:20 Judges’ discussion for the top 3 teams (Judges select the top 3 teams)
Award Ceremony
11:30 Words of Encouragement
11:45 Certificate presentation and award announcement
12:30 Group photos and adjourn