ECOSF participates in the 2nd Integrated STEM Leadership Summit in Asia
2nd Integrated STEM Leadership Summit in Asia was held virtually on 21-22 January 2021. The theme of the Summit was “Reimagining Integrated STEM Education: Amplifying Agility and Transformational Collaboration for a Post-Pandemic Asia”. It was organized by STEM Leadership Alliance, UNILAB Foundation, Center for Integrated STEM Education (CISTEM), Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) and Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO).
The Summit brought together the STEM leaders, educators, students, young scientists, policy makers and other persons/institutes working to promote STEM education, from all over the world. ECOSF being among the main organizations promoting STEM education in Cenral and West Asia, was invited to participate. Thus President ECOSF Prof. Manzoor H. Soomro and Assistant Director Programmes Mr. Ghulam Abbas participated in the Summit.
Distinguished speakers from government, academia, industry and the STEM community such as Jeff Weld from USA; Barbara Morgan a retired NASA astronaut; Dr. Carol O’Donnell Director Smithsonian Science Education Center, Washington DC USA; Peter Charles Taylor; Kumano Yoshisuke from Japan; Dr. Tang Wee Teo from Singapore, Dr. Daniel Rouan from France, Dr. Pornpun Waitayangkoon from Thailand and many others facilitated discussions and collaboration on various topics related to research, initiatives, curriculum models, case studies, education frameworks were discussed throughout the Summit.
The Summit provided a discussion space to STEM thought-leaders, innovators, and champions who synergized to explore opportunities for strengthening the STEM talent pipeline through new education technologies and creative approaches to building foundational STEM skills, developing high quality, guided STEM pathways for learners and deepening industry partnerships to promote STEM careers and prepare today’s learners in the demands of the workforce.
During the summit, the cross-sectoral dialogues and collaborations on Integrated STEM Education were also discussed.