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STEM festival to be held in Ha Noi

Update: April, 23/2016 - 09:54

Viet Nam News -HÀ NỘI — The Festival of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) will be organised in Hà Nội on May 14-15, it was announced at a press conference in the capital city on Wednesday.

The festival, part of the activities to celebrate Vietnam Science and Technology Day (May 18), is aimed at bringing science and technology closer to the public and highlighting its role in socio-economic development, said Lê Xuân Định, director of the National Agency for Science and Technology Information.

Themed “Time Machine”, the festival comprising experiments and practical activities will take students on a journey from the past into future with corresponding scientific events from human history, said Định, who is also head of the festival’s organising board. The lessons are designed to apply knowledge and skills in line with STEM education standards in solving practical problems.

The festival is expected to be multiplied in other provinces and cities, with the aim of spreading STEM education and helping nurture and inspire a passion for science and technology among students nationwide. - VNS

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