Sponsors

(VEF and Friends)

Vietnamese Scientists and Engineers
Network in the U.S.

Theme: Riding Over Challenges

2022 Annual Conference

5775 Morehouse Drive San Diego, CA 92121

 August 19-21, 2022
Qualcomm Headquarters

Welcome Message

Dear Conference Participants,

Welcome to the 2022 Annual Conference of the Vietnamese Scientists and Engineers Network in the U.S.!

This is the second time that the Vietnam Education Foundation Fellows and Scholars Association in the U.S. (VEFFA) organize this conference, hosted by Qualcomm. As the theme denotes, the primary purpose of this conference is to provide a platform for VEF Fellows and friends to discuss and share their works to a general audience which will facilitate science and technology networking and interactions with Vietnamese colleagues in the U.S. to promote interdisciplinary collaboration. This conference series serve as a firm foundation for the growing relationship between Vietnam and the United States, and prepare for the success of the next generations of Vietnamese scientists and engineers in the U.S.

The conference will also be a forum for Vietnamese scientists and engineers to exchange their extensive knowledge and experience in various STEM fields. During the conference, we encourage participants to interact with each other, and discuss on how we can effectively contribute to the development of science and technology in Vietnam as well as the U.S. In addition, we invite outstanding speakers to discuss career development, leadership, and the relationship between research, education, and entrepreneurship - all in the context of the U.S. and Vietnam.

We are thankful for the enthusiastic support of Qualcomm, and a special thanks also go to our generous sponsors.

We thank you for coming and contributing to the success of the Conference!

Sincerely,
The Conference Planning Team

Tracks/Topics

RESEARCH-ACADEMIA

Journeys to Success 
and Career Opportunities

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Poster Session
and Research Pitching

ENTREPRENEURSHIP-STARTUP 

Working in the Industry
Tech Startups by Vietnamese

AGENDA

DAY 1

Friday, Aug. 19
4:00 to 6:00 pm
1:00 to 2:00 pm

Poster Session and Research Pitching for Graduate Students
Room N-650C

2:00 to 3:30 pm

Registration
5775 Morehouse Drive San Diego, CA 92121
Room N-650C

Qualcomm Tech Showcase and Welcome Reception (Remarks from Dignitaries)
N-Lobby

Morning

Team-building Activities
Pacific Beach, San Diego

DAY 2

Saturday, Aug. 20

Closing Session: Re-cap and Announcement of Next Year’s Plan

4:30 to 5:00 pm
6:30 to 10:00 pm

Gala Dinner
Happytime Tea, 4336 54th St, San Diego, CA 92115

10:30 am

Break

10:45 am

Startup Sharing
- Dr. Giang Hoa, Co-Founder, Gene Solutions
- Dr. Son Pham, Founder and CEO, Bioturing

12:00 to 1:30 pm

Lunch

3:00 to 4:30 pm

How to Succeed at a Career in the Industry
- Dr. Thu Phan, Research Scientist, Gilead Science
- Dr. Huong Le, Process Development Principal Scientist, Amgen
- Dr. Hoa Phan, Research Scientist, Takeda
- Dr. Nguyen Nguyen, Senior IC Design Engineer, MACOM Technology Solutions

1:30 to 3:00 pm

Keynote Speech
Mr. Frank Jao, CEO, Bridgecreek and Former Chairman, VEF Board of Directors
Madam Thuy Dam, President, Fulbright University Vietnam

9:30 am
8:30 am

Welcomes and Introductions
5775 Morehouse Drive San Diego, CA 92121
Room N-650C

8:40 am

Welcome Remarks
Mr. Cuong Nguyen, Founder and Director, VEF 2.0 Program
Dr. An Chen, Vice President of Engineering, Qualcomm Inc.

8:50 am

All the Ways Home: Trends and Career Opportunities in Vietnam in the Next Five Years
- Mr. Cuong Nguyen, Founder and Director, VEF 2.0 Program
- Madam Thuy Dam, President, Fulbright University Vietnam
- Dr. Tuyen Huynh, Co-Founder & Chief Scientist & CTO, Trusting Social (via video-conferencing)

Journeys to Success in Academia and Research in the U.S.
- Dr. Hung Le, Assistant Prof., UMass Amherst
- Dr. Truong Nguyen, Prof., University of California, San Diego
- Dr. Hanh-Phuc Le, Assistant Prof., University of California, San Diego
- Dr. Ngoc Bui, Assistant Prof., University of Oklahoma


Sunday, Aug. 21

City Tour and Departure

DAY 3

Team-building

Panel Discussion and Sharing

Guest Speakers

Casual Networking and Bonding

City Tour

See you in San Diego!

Contact:  2022conf@vef2.org

Gala Dinner

CONFERENCE BOOKLET