Sci-tech festival kicks off for young people in Hanoi

The Festival of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) festival 2017 for students from 8-18 years old kicked off on May 14 in Hanoi with the participation of thousands of students.

At the festival (Photo: SGGP)

At the festival (Photo: SGGP)

The festival held by Tia Sang Magazine, the University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH), Creative S3 institute and STEM institute under the sponsor of the Ministry of Science and Technology aims to spread and increase public awareness of STEM education.

Education STEM is simply the application of scientific method into practice. STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach.
Rather than teaching the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.

Deputy Education Minister Pham Cong Tac  said that parents, students and teachers learnt how to deliver scientific issues to the public in the festival. He expected the festival with the theme “Future planet” will inspire students to help them in solving problems of the world when they grow up.

Primary students and junior high school students were fascinated by Science Show with experimental design innovative smart lighting, physical control by brain waves, explore the universe through virtual reality technology , the creation of power from fruits, or reflections interesting chemical substances, when combined together.

Additionally, they watched robot NAO developed by French SoftBank , Haka traditional dance of New Zealand and Gangnam Style dance.

By PHAN THAO – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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