SEAQiM in collaboration with SEAMEO Regional Centre for QITEP in Science (SEAQiS – Indonesia) and the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST – Thailand) successfully held the International Joint Conference on STEM Education which on 18 and 19 November 2020. Taking a place at the Alana Yogyakarta Hotel and Convention Centre, Yogyakarta, this blended mode event was attracted more than 900 participants.
The International Joint Conference on STEM Education, which brought the theme “STEM Education Pathway Through the Crisis”, was an achievement of those three organizers in promoting STEM education particularly in the age of pandemic. After a thorough preparation for more than a year – with an initial plan of being conducted offline, they finally succeeded in inviting prominent keynote speakers across the world namely Prof. Dr. Sukit Limpijumnong (Thailand), Assoc. Prof. Weng Kin Ho (Singapore), Prof. Dato’ Dr. Noraini Binti Idris (Malaysia), Prof. Lew Hee-Chan (South Korea), Prof. Minoru Itoh (Japan), Prof. Lyn D English (Australia), Dr. Edward Reeve (USA), Dr. John Stiles (Thailand), and Dr. Farida Nurhasanah (Indonesia).
Hundreds of registrants had been recorded submitting their paper and poster to be presented in both online and offline modes in three categories: mathematics, science, and STEM. Not only in parallel session, but the participants were also engaged in workshop sessions from several notable organizations such as Ep-Tech Academy, CASIO Education Indonesia, Numworx, and Robotic Explorer.
“We wish this event could provide teachers and other concerned parties with the knowledge on STEM Education. In addition to this, it is highly expected that the participants could foster collaboration and partnership from this event.” said Dr. Sumardyono, Director of SEAQiM, on his closing statements.