Fulbright University Vietnam

for Unaccompanied Students

In Association with Exscitec, Fulbright University of Vietnam (FUV) and the Ton Duc Thang University Vietnam (TDT)

Monday 15 - Saturday 27 July 2019

Week 1 is 15 - 19 July 2019 / Week 2 is 22 - 26 July 2019 / Presentation for both weeks on 27 July 2019

All Exscitec programmes provide an opportunity to link students and teachers to UK STEM experts engaging in hands-on STEM activities focusing on problem solving challenges linked to key issues for ASEAN economic development and career opportunities. Partnership programmes also engage in-country University researchers in STEM activities contextualised for ASEAN.

  • Students are fully supervised by Exscitec staff together with academic and pastoral mentors
  • Residential places and 1 week options  are available
  • Sibling Discount available
  • Group discount available - please enquire for details

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Week 1 is 15 - 19 July 2019 / Week 2 is 22 - 26 July 2019 / Presentation on 27 July 2019

Please select an age range :

Age 10 - 12

Please select a course :

Young Scientists

Week Weeks 1 and 2
Week 1 Title Young Scientists
Description Throughout these weeks you will experience a taster of a wide range of STEM Subjects. We will be focusing on math's, physics and engineering to discover how STEM has played its part in the creation of everyday household items We will explore the brilliant biological world ranging from the microscopic realm to whole organisms which are specially adapted to their environment. Finally, get ready to marvel at the weird and wonderful world of chemistry with fun hands-on activities.
Topics Which material is strongest?
Stop the spread
Energy efficiency in the home
Make a roller coaster faster
Keeping safe on the street
Stop the flood
What makes bread rise?
Week 2 Title Technology in a Changing World
Description Technology is changing the way that engineers think. The future of successful economics depends on those who are able to design and build innovative technology, but they also have to develop good leadership, team and employability skills to help motivate and get the best from their co workers. This course focuses on the engineering design process and learning habits of the mind. There is a core element of employability and team building to each student develop these vital skills. During this strand, you will work together to develop core robotics skills using innovative construction and automation kits, but it will also focus on leadership, communication, interpersonal skills, team building, conflict management and problem solving skills.
Topics Introduction “getting to know you”
Team building exercise. Build Geodesic dome
Simply robotics using the Boe Bot
Microcontrollers - using a simple bread board
Build a Hovercraft
Bridge building, paper and Knex
Flight workshop - Build and fire rockets
Working with magnets and electrical circuits

Environmental Science - Plastics in the Environment

Week Weeks 1 and 2 (content will be different on each week)
Title Plastics in the Environment
Description Plastics have been a feature of modern life for over 100 years. However, much of the plastic materials manufactured remain in the environment. What can WE do to reduce, remove or recycle plastics from our everyday lives. How can WE work to reduce the environmental impact of this 'wonder' material on the World?
Topics World efforts in solving plastic pollution
Bio-plastics - A solution to the plastic problem
SWOT analysis of different solutions
Research on plastic solutions
Field trip

Age 13 - 15

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Computer Science - Coders of the Future

Week Week 1 and Week 2
Title Coders of the future
Description Coding is now used in almost all aspects of life and knowledge and understanding will be required more and more as we move into the future. Knowing how to code gives you a powerful tool to tackle large problems by breaking them down into a sequence of smaller, more manageable problems. During this strand you will play the role of a software engineer facing different challenges from future. You will explore how coding allows your hardware to interact with the surrounding environment through many exciting hands-on activities. Get ready!
Week 1 Topics Introduction to Micro:bit and Sensors
Using sensors and Micro:bit to collect environmental information
Using the Micro:bit and sensors to operate motors, lights and sound.
Build your future house underground
Week 2 Topics Introduction to Maqueen Robot using Blockly
Remotely control your Maqueen to collect environmental information
Programme the Maqueen to avoid obstacles

Environmental Science - Hunt for Micro Plastics

Week Week 1 only
Title Hunt for Micro Plastics
Description Plastics have been around us for over 100 years in a variety of forms. However, what is becoming clear is that although large plastic waste may be seen to degrade, it is actually these smaller fragments that cause so much damage to the environment. These micro plastics are visible only under a microscope and have to be illuminated in order to be seen. But where do these micro plastic particles end up in the environment? We will hunt for them on beaches and also in the water column of the sea. Micro plastics are also manufactured for products we use, such as toothpaste - but the same question remains about the final destination of these materials. Join the hunt!
Topics Polymers and their properties
Degradation of polymers to micro plastic particles
Fieldwork to find micro plastics in the environment
Detecting micro plastics in the laboratory
Quantifying the problem
Field Trip

Environmental Engineering - Engineering for Energy Efficiency

Week Week 2 only
Title Engineering for Energy Efficiency
Description Civil Engineers design, construct and maintain many essential public and private infrastructures and systems such as roads, railways, buildings and even water and sewage systems. The work of a Physicist ranges from university applications to applications beyond our planet! During this strand you will explore the innovative work of Engineers and Physicists through both classroom and practical hands-on activities
Topics What is engineering design process?
How insulation can save the building energy; design an insulated house model
Explore energy and energy transformations
Build the solar water heater by combining the insulated water tank and the solar collector
Investigate the electromagnetic spectrum, and highlight how energy is wasted in unseen ways
Design a daylighting system for a model house and understand how and why engineers use natural light in building and home designs

Age 16 - 17

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Computer Science - The internet of things with Raspberry Pi

Week Week 2 only
Title The internet of things with the Raspberry Pi
Description From security cameras and thermostats to toasters and coffee machines, many modern devices connect to the internet so we can monitor and control them wherever we are. We will use a Raspberry Pi to create a device that both broadcasts and receives data from the internet, as well as recording its own data using on-board sensors. We will be mostly coding in Python, although no prior knowledge of Python is required.
Topics Internet of things (IOT)
Using RESTful web APIs
Coding in Python
Using sensor data

Computer Science - Microcontrollers : The making of the modern world

Week Week 1 only
Title Microcontrollers: The Making of the Modern World
Description How does your TV know what to show on the screen or the security system in your house know when to activate the alarm? Almost everything electronic that we use in modern life contains a microcontroller, a tiny computer that controls how the device works. We will use the Arduino to learn how to programme a microcontroller in the C language and interact with sensors, displays, lights, and motors. Your final group project will be to make and programme a working device, what that device does will be up to you!
Topics What is a Microcontroller?
Programming in the C Language
Controlling hardware including displays and sensors
Group project to build a working device


Week Weeks 1 and 2
Week 1 Title Solution to Food, Nutrition and Human Health
Description This programme will introduce you to how innovations in biosciences has been central to the production and protection of food resources and designing new technologies to improve human health. The programme will cover topics such as climate-smart plants, postharvest technology, molecular pharming, genetics, microbiology, nutrition and public health. Some of the activities include plant growth monitoring for drought and salinity tolerant plants, edible coatings that protect fruits and vegetables, production of animal vaccines using plant as bio-factories, microbiology techniques for food contaminants, anthropometric analyses for well-being and sustainable ingredients for future foods.
Topics Post green revolution food production; breakthroughs and challenges
Nutrition and human health: Holistic and sustainable food resources to improve public health
Bio-Pharming: Genetic solutions to expensive vaccines
Communication in science helps to heal the world
Increasing food security by decreasing food waste and food losses
Week 2 Title From the Forest to the Hospitals
Description Biotechnology processes produce new materials using biological catalysts. The biodiversity of the ASEAN countries potentially provides a treasure chest of new opportunity for generating new products and processes to benefit society. This strand will explore the science, technology, engineering and potential human benefit of this important technology.
Topics Fermentation
Analysis of products
Environmental protection
The search for new microbiological catalysts
Identification of medicinal plants of the Malaysian Rainforest
Extraction and characterisation of API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) from medicinal plants
Computational modelling support of drug development
Nano-formulation of API
Testing of API