Dow Vietnam STEM Program Supports Student-led Innovation

This is the second year of the Dow Vietnam STEM Program. Working with the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Building University-Industry Learning and Development through Innovation and Technology (BUILD-IT) Alliance, implemented by Arizona State University, Dow Vietnam developed the STEM Program to support student-led innovation and service learning at Vietnamese universities. The Dow Vietnam STEM program sponsorship provided funding for students’ projects, faculty support, and industry-based mentoring to ensure the success of over 150 students and the 27 competing student teams. 


Tomoyuki Sasama and incoming Country Manager of Dow Vietnam, Ekkasit Lakkananithiphan are handing over the 1st Prize to HCM University of Technology

Before the final showcase, on December 21, 2018, the Mentorship Day that was held at Saigon Hi-Tech Park with the participation of eleven volunteer employees of Dow Vietnam was an excellent chance for the students to meet with industry partners and get feedback on their designs and solutions from Dow Vietnam Team. The Dow Vietnam STEM Program is also collaborating with USAID BUILD-IT to launch the Maker to Entrepreneurship Program, providing top teams from today’s showcase with an opportunity to further develop their ideas and project concepts, and the Undergraduate Research Initiative program preparing young minds in the fundamentals for innovative research.

Joining the students at the competition, Mr. Tomoyuki Sasama, Country Manager of Dow Vietnam, was excited to see the students’ prototypes and shared that, “Our Dow STEM Program is to inspire the students with innovation and entrepreneurship to support the sustainable development of their local community as well as to support future workforce development through practical education and a strong awareness of environmental protection. This STEM program is one of our signature projects to help the community solve its challenges. Dow will continue to support the best teams to commercialize their innovations in the market”.


Mr. Tomoyuki sharing at the event

The three best teams that won the prize were students from HCM City University of Technology developed an anti-theft alarm for improved public safety, HCM City University of Technology and Education made a smart walking cane for the elderly and students from Danang University of Technology also make a smart walking cane which can help the blind to walk.


Smart Walking Cane for the elderly

Solution for homeless people

Solutions for farming productivity

Based on the past success of USAID BUILD-IT and the Dow Vietnam STEM Program: Engineering Projects in Community Service, leadership and faculty at BUILD-IT partner universities are preparing to convert the program from an extracurricular activity to a graded course within engineering majors; ensuring the sustainability in Vietnam and the integration of the Engineering Projects in Community Service program into the university structures.

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