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PANEL DISCUSSION: EASTEM project in a broader context Passed

Friday January 14, 2022 09:30 - 10:00 CET ZOOM Webinar

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Valentina Dagiene
Panelists: CEO Sumittra Nimkornchai, Dean of Education Cecilia Johansson, Entrepreneur Narenda Wicaksono, Vice Director Le Vinh Chien

The first panel discussion of the day will concentrate on the "EASTEM project in a broader context" where the panelists from different sectors outside the project will discuss the relevance of international collaboration, accuracy of STEM centers and actions needed for future sustainability of ongoing STEM centers that were initiated during the project lifespan as well as international collaboration between regions and continents.


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Prof. Dr. Valentina Dagiene Moderator

Professor Doctorate
Vilnius University

Valentina Dagiene focuses on informatics (computing) education research, specifically on computational thinking, technology enhanced learning, development of K-12 curricula, teacher education and digital competence, development of education tools, and gamification. She has published over 300 research articles and 60 textbooks. She is established and is Editor of two international journals “Informatics in Education“ and “Olympiads in Informatics” (indexed by Scopus, WOS emerging list, etc.). She coordinated over 50 national and international projects on ICT and informatics education and STEM. She is acknowledged by Ada Lovelace Computing Excellence Award (2016).

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CEO Sumittra Nimkornchai Panelist

CEO of Imagineering Education Co.,Ltd.
Imagineering Education

CEO of Imagineering Education who work in Education line over 20 years. At present, Imagineering have Brands Partner such as Arduino education, Makeblock, ClassVR, Droneblock and CoSpace Edu. And also she is an organizer of Robotics and Coding Competition in Thailand such as MakeX Thailand. This year, she is Co founder of iMAKE ,the Fabrication Lab for Upskills and Reskills from 9 years to university student at MBK Center.

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Dean of Education Cecilia Johansson Panelist

Dean of education
Uppsala University

Cecilia Johansson is Associates Professor in Meteorology at Uppsala university. Since 2017 she is Dean of education for the Faculty of Science and Technology. Prior to that she has been Assistant and Deputy Head of the Department of Earth Sciences for eight year. In 2013 she was appointed Distinguished University Teacher. Her research focus on climatological variations of seasonal snow cover and influence of climate change.

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Entrepreneur Narenda Wicaksono Panelist


Narenda is a young entrepreneur, founder of a startup (DICODING) that links universities and schools to industry. His startup has demonstrated output and outcome for linking academy-industry-government. Narenda's contribution is highly related to the EASTEM goal to improve the employability of STEM graduates by ensuring students acquire skills needed in the workplace.

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Vice Director Le Vinh Chien Panelist

Vice Director of Thua Thien Hue Center of Information Technology (HueCIT)
hua Thien Hue Center of Information Technology (HueCIT)

Le Vinh Chien is Vice Director of Thua Thien Hue Center of Information Technology (HueCIT). Chien specializes in administrative technology and is responsible for building applications for the government. He graduated from the Asian Institute of Technology in 2003 with a Master's Degree in Computer Science. Chien currently lives in Hue city, Vietnam