STEM with the first TED-format talk – Jun 2014

The Science, Technology and Environment family (STEM) has kicked off quarterly internal sharing activity called “TEDxSTEM” on Saturday (21/06) at the NUS. TEDxSTEM is an initiative that has spinned off from the public speaking workshop for STEM members. The objectives of the event is to:
– Found and build up an “idea-sharing” culture at STEM
– Create a platform for STEM members to acquire public speaking, crowd-engaging and storytelling skills-
– Form a network of support for ideas

In TEDxSTEM, each speaker was given a maximum of 18 minutes to present their ideas and the presentation was followed with a Q&A session. 4 talks were delivered in this first trial event, which are:
– “Crowd funding – a glance into an emerging solution for start-up funding” by Dr. Dau Son Hoang, a researcher at Singapore University of Technology and Design
– “5S – The Japanese way to improve productivity in workplace” by Nam Nguyen, a production system engineer at REC, a solar panel manufacturing company
– “PhD – Why and Why not” by Nguyen Chi Huan, a postgrad at the Center for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore
– “DSLR – Understanding behind the scence” by Dr. Luu Quang Hung, a researcher at the Tropical Marine Science Institute (NUS)

There has been positive feedbacks from the audience on the quality of talks. Mr. Vo Hoang Hai, Head of the VietCham Singapore made a remark that about the productivity talk that such practices are still lacking in Vietnam and he hopes to offer this knowledge to Vietnamese enterprises which he is working with.

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We had a great time with TEDxSTEM!

We had a great time!