April 7, 2019

Roundtable discussion on STEAM education

April 7, 2019, 09:00 – 11:00, Trường Đại học Fulbright Việt Nam(105 Tôn Dật Tiên, Tân Phú, Quận 7, Tp. Hồ Chí Minh)

STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. It has become increasingly popular in Vietnam in recent years, due to its promising career prospects.

F-Green (a group of Co-Design Year students) will be the host of a Panel Discussionon STEAM Education this weekend. We are so honored to welcome two special guest speakers at the Panel, including Dr. Bui The Duy, Deputy Minister ofSciene and Technololy and Dr. Tran Minh Triet, Associate Deanof the University of Science. Two guests will joinwith Dr. Ryan Derby-Talbot, Chief Academic Officer of Fulbrightto discuss approaches and possible models to develop STEAM Education in Vietnam.

The panel discussion will be held in Vietnamese. The details of the panel are as followings:

* Date and time: 9:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m, 7 April 2019.
* Address: Fulbright University Vietnam, 2F, 105 Ton Dat Tien, Tan Phu Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

* Register to join the event at: https://bit.ly/2HO1sUB

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Panelists: 

Bui The Duy, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Science and Technology

Before becoming the Deputy Minister of Ministry of Science and Technology, Associate Professor Bùi Thế Duy was the Director of Vietnam Youth Academy.

Bùi Thế Duy is famous for his impressive academic record in the past. He won bronze medals for theInternational Olympiad in Informatics in the Netherlands (1995) and Hungary (1996). In the following years, he won the AusAid scholarship to study abroad at University of Wollongong in Australia and later became a Postgraduate student at University of Twente in the Netherlands.

He successfully defended his Doctor thesis at age 26 and became the youngest Associate Professor in Vietnam at age 31.

With a burning passion of forming a close-knit and professional academic community in Vietnam,Bùi Thế Duybecame the author of multiple scientific articles published on international journals; his research topics usually place great emphasis on the practicality of an issue. He is also known as a dedicated teacher who has guided and trainedthe Vietnam team in many international programming contests.

Tran Minh Triet, Assistant Dean of University of Science

Before starting his career in education,Associate ProfessorTrần Minh Triết was awarded Vietnam’s Faces of the Youth.

He possesses great academic records such as:valedictorian of University of Science with maximum graduate score,top student of the postgraduate program. His multiple research projects on the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) were considered phenomenal.Before turning 23, Trần Minh Triết had already won more than 40 awards nationally and internationally in the software engineering disciplinary.

He has been twice awarded the MVP (Most Valuable Professional)of Microsoft. Now, Tran Minh Triet is working at University of Science as the Deputy Head of Software Engineering Department and the Assistant Dean. He is still working on multiple scientific research topics and meaningful social projects.

Ryan Derby-Talbot,Chief Academic Officer of Fulbright University Vietnam

Dr. Derby-Talbot joins Fulbright University Vietnam after eight years on the faculty of Quest University Canada, an innovative, private liberal arts college in British Columbia. For four years he served as Quest’s vice president and CAO.

Prior to joining Quest, Dr. Derby-Talbot spent three years as an assistant professor at the American University in Cairo. After graduating from Pomona College, he taught English to Japanese students through the Japanese Education and Teaching (JET) Program.Dr. Derby-Talbot holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin.

He specializes in the field of topology and studies objects that are potential candidates for the shape of the universe, understanding them primarily through their so-called “Heegaard splittings.” He publishes regularly in mathematics as well as in teaching and pedagogy.

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