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Oct 10, 2023 / 09:16

Hanoi to host the IT and STEM Festival in 2024

The event will take place on April 3-4, 2024, at Nguyen Hue Specialized High School, Hanoi.

The IT and STEM Festival 2024, with the theme "Accelerating Digital Transformation and STEM Education in the Education and Training Sector towards Smart Education", will be held for the first time in 2024.

Third-grade students from Trung Trac Primary School (Hai Ba Trung District) participate in a STEM course. Photo: Linh Nguyen

As part of the festival, the Hanoi Department of Education and Training will hold a conference on the direction of digital transformation and STEM education in the city's education sector in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The event is set to take place on April 3-4, 2024, at Nguyen Hue Specialized High School in Hanoi, featuring workshops on digital transformation and STEM teaching methods for primary and secondary education in the digital environment.

In October 2023, organizations and schools will launch promotional activities and organize festivals at the grassroots level. They will also submit electronic lecture entries on the website for the electronic lecture competition.

The organizers will announce the results of the electronic lecture competition and the list of selected entries to be presented at the city-level festival.

The festival will also include the semifinals of the Electronic Lecture and Information Technology Product Competitions, as well as the semifinals of the Information Technology Skills Competition.

Efforts for innovative and developed cities

On October 8th, the 10th National STEM Festival took place at Hanoi University of Science and Technology.
During his address at the event, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, Le Xuan Dinh, emphasized that STEM education is an essential and inescapable direction to enhance the competence and foster the excellence of the workforce, particularly in cities aspiring for innovation and development.

Two students demonstrate robot control at the opening ceremony of the National STEM Festival 2023. Photo: Thanhnien

"This is both a challenge and an opportunity for the young and creative workforce. STEM education, with its philosophy of transmitting knowledge scientifically and intuitively, can be seen as an ideal approach to improving young people's knowledge and innovative thinking, thus forming generations of digital citizens who are ready to seize the opportunities of the industrial revolution 4.0 to develop their hometown," Dinh said.

The 10th National STEM Festival is a series of STEM activities held across the country, culminating in a grand festival attended by representatives from towns and cities across the country.

The festival includes many different activities, including the water rocket shooting competition "Fly into universe"; Mercury STEM challenge activity; HUST Robot Arena Finals; the International STEM Conference with the theme "STEM without borders"; Lab Tour to visit and experience the laboratories and practices of Hanoi University of Science and Technology, among others.