STEM festival held online to mark Vietnam’s science and technology day

Tuesday, 2021-05-18 09:55:05
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NDO - A festival for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is to take place virtually on May 18 as part of a series of activities to mark Vietnam’s Science and Technology Day.

The event is jointly held by the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Vietnam STEM Alliance, the Youth Union, and Science and Technology Newspaper.

One of the festival’s two main activities is a workshop on assessing the current state of STEM education in Vietnam and proposing measures to develop it further with voices from schools, educational institutions, clubs and education firms involved in STEM.

According to the organisers, about 15 units from provinces such as Bac Giang, Thai Binh, Lao Cai, Ha Nam, Hai Duong, Phu Tho and Tuyen Quang have registered to present their reports at the online workshop.

The reports will cover such topics as: implementing STEM lessons from the view of educational research, initiatives to help students form creative ideas for STEM projects, and developing reading culture and organising STEM clubs in primary schools.

The other is an online exhibition where schools, clubs and enterprises will showcase pictures and videos about their STEM activities.

To date the organisers have received applications for the exhibition from nearly 100 organisations across the country, from nursery schools to universities to enterprises.