STEMCON (Science – Technology – Engineering – Math) Conference 2017
On March 1-2, 2017, Dr. Ho Thanh My Phuong, SEAMEO RETRAC Director, and Dr. Do
Thi Hoai Thu, Dean of Division of Education, attended the 5th Annual Conference
of STEMCON 2017 which was conducted at the InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, Vietnam.
The Conference was conducted, with the theme of “Advancing the future of Vietnam:
Inspiring students, makers, educators and entrepreneurs to innovate”, by Arizona
State University, the Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program (HEEAP) and
its partners. The Conference was participated by faculty and university, industry
and government leaders; and lasted within two days with interactive plenary and
technical sessions, panel discussions, exhibits and seminars which helped paving
paths for new ventures and partnerships via the HEEAP (Higher Engineering Education
Alliance Program) and Arizona State University extended network.
At the conference, Dr. Ho Thanh My Phuong, as on behalf of SEAMEO RETRAC and
the core partner of the BUILD-IT Project (Building University-Industry Learning
and Development through Innovation and Technology), and Dr. Marcus Ingle from
Portland University, Oregon, USA had conducted an interactive workshop on “Leading
policy innovation in Vietnam’s STEM universities: From practical policy identification
to successful realization”. The workshop demonstrated how selected “policy leadership”
teams from Vietnamese universities are learning about how to identify, formulate
and successfully realize practice policies aligned with improvements in the quality
of workforce ready graduates.