Students from the HCM City University of Technology and Education demonstrate their industry-linked prototypes at the eProjects Innovation Showcase. VNS Photo Gia Lộc
HCM CITY — Six student teams on Friday demonstrated their industry-linked prototypes to an audience of students, faculty and industry professionals from across Việt Nam at an industry mentorship showcase called the eProjects Innovation Showcase held in HCM City.
The United States Agency for International Development, the University-Industry Learning and Development through Innovation and Technology (BUILD-IT) Alliance, and the Dow Vietnam STEM Program hosted the eProjects Innovation Showcase.
The project focused on sustainability, recycling, and warehouse management challenges.
The six project teams developed their prototypes through regular consultation with Dow Vietnam mentors. The professional mentors reviewed each team’s progress, shared their technical expertise, and worked together to build prototypes.
Since March, the teams have been working online and on campus to build and test their prototypes.
During eProjects, the students gained professional skills in technical communication, team collaboration and project management, and became better equipped with soft skills needed to succeed in advanced science and technology careers.
The Innovation Showcase celebrated projects with the most effective messaging, teamwork, and onstage presentations.
For the third consecutive year, USAID BUILD-IT and Dow Vietnam joined forces to support industry-linked applied projects in innovation, entrepreneurship, and professional pipelines for students across Việt Nam.
The USAID BUILD-IT Alliance is a public-private partnership founded to support world-class engineering programmes for work-ready graduates in Việt Nam. Implemented by Arizona State University, the Alliance has over 16 industry partners and 11 Vietnamese university partners.
BUILD-IT has leveraged over US$6 million in industry contributions to support its university partners to revamp their curricula, adopt new learning technologies and projects, further develop their teaching and leadership capacity, and achieve international accreditation. These transformations assure that Vietnamese graduates develop both the technical and soft skills needed to drive Vietnam’s growth for decades to come. VNS