Six people stand on a beach analysing found objects.
Students are in the process of trash monitoring on the beach of Da Nang as part of a CREST Award activity with STEM summer school. My Khe Beach.  ©

Photo: STEMax

Take part in a programme that inspires and supports future change-makers by offering them an opportunity to explore key themes relating to climate change through STE(A)M learnings. 

Students, including young people from underrepresented groups, will be invited to work with early career researchers from both Viet Nam and the UK to explore topics relating to climate change and the environment then communicate their works to the wider community. Their work will be recognised through the British Science Association CREST Awards process of accreditation. 

About the collaborators

  • Karen Western, Widening Access Officer for Brunel University, leads the collaboration. Karen operates from Brunel’s STE(A)M Centre developing outreach skills for undergraduate and postgraduate student Ambassadors.  
  • Alan West of Exscitec supports CREST Ambassador training with an Agency agreement to deliver CREST Awards in Viet Nam.  
  • Thu Doan, manager of Maker Innovation Space of VN-UK Institute for Research and Executive Education (VNUK), is an innovative educator with a particular focus on local STEM initiatives. 
  • STEMax is a STE(A)M education agency supporting VN-UK and Exscitec to develop CREST.

How to take part

The STE(A)M Education programme will have Celebration Event and Symposium in MONTH 2023. 

  • Celebration Event 
    09:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Symposium: Online and Onsite in Danang
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm  

    Online session featuring: 
    Alan West, MBE, CEO of Exscitec Limited, experienced STEM educator with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry; Karen Western, Widening Participation Coordinator at Brunel University London with responsibility for safeguarding;  Pham Nguyen Hoang Thịnh, CEO of STEMax, sharing the experience in running CREST Awards in Viet Nam.

    Onsite session featuring: 
    Long Dang, PhD, VN-UK Institute for Research and Executive Education, experienced STEM educator. 

VN-UK Institute for Research and Executive Education (VNUK), the University of Danang 
158A Le Loi Street, Hai Chau I ward, Hai Chau district, Danang City 550000