Now in its third year, Cambodia’s largest and most exciting celebration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is back! In conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport in Cambodia, the Cambodian Science and Engineering Festival (CSEF), which is expected to draw over 25,000 attendees, will be held from 9th-11th March at the Olympic Stadium.
Riding on the success of the previous two festivals, this year’s event will also provide attendees the opportunity to take part in seminars featuring Cambodian and international STEM role models, such as Dr Ashanti Johnson, a prominent American chemist and STEM education advocate.
“STEM is critical for moving Cambodia to the next plateau of industrial development as a middle income country,” said H.E. Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sport.
According to Allen Tan, founder and managing director of the festival, participants will be exposed to many hands-on activities and experiments that teach STEM concepts in a fun way. Musical performances featuring artistes such as Laura Mam and Khmeng Khmer will also be featured during the evening concerts throughout the three days.
“The growth and popularity of the festival would not have been possible without the support we’ve received from Education Minister H.E Hang Chuon Naron, our international partners such as the U.S. Embassy and the British Embassy, and our private sector sponsors such as Smart and Coca-Cola,” said Mr Tan.
“By transforming the exciting world of science, technology, engineering and maths into real-life exhibitions, displays and experiments, I am confident the festival will inspire the next generation of Cambodian thought-leaders in this critical area,” said William Longhurst, the British Ambassador to Cambodia.
The free-of-charge festival is open to all members of the public, and will run from 9am – 7pm daily. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/STEMCambodiaNGO/.