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The Global School Virtual Event Series: ASIA

Thursday, March 18, 2021
8:00 am to 10:45 am

The Global School Virtual Event Series is a year long celebration of The Global School at WPI and aims to highlight and grow the projects, research, and collaborations WPI has all over the world while focusing on global grand challenge themes.

This program focused on faculty research and student projects, WPI’s institutional partners in Asia, and what future collaborations in the region could look like. Meng Bo, Associate Dean of the Office of International Affairs at Tsinghua University, delivered the keynote address.

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8:00 - 8:25 AM Welcome Remarks and Introduction
8:25 - 8:30 AM Faculty Research Highlights
8:30 - 9:15 AM

Regional Opportunities and Challenges

Moderated by: Jennifer Rudolph

Panelists: Gopal Amin ’87, President & CEO SLK Global Solutions; Chue-San (CS) Yoo ’85, Vice President of Research and Development on Specialty Technology, Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg.; Supawan Tantayanon ’82, Professor of Chemistry, Chulalongkorn University; and Wai-Cheung (Bernie) Ting ’91, Director & GM, Qualidux Industrial 

9:15 - 9:55 AM

Keynote Presentation: Greater collaborative efforts in global university partnerships - A Tsinghua University perspective

This presentation will explore pertinent issues concerning the development of higher education: How urgently needed is university cooperation? Which collaborative opportunities are the most feasible (and impactful)? By sharing her perspectives on these issues with insights from Tsinghua's extensive global engagement, particularly the outcomes from Tsinghua's first Global Strategy, Ms Meng will make a case for greater university collaboration to address global challenges by driving social innovation and talent cultivation.

Meng Bo, Associate Dean of the Office of International Affairs at Tsinghua University 

9:55 - 10:30 AM Building Trust in Communities: Institutional Collaboration in Project-Based Education
10:30 - 10:35 AM Closing Remarks


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