Keynote Speaker

Dr. Gillian Roehrig is a professor of STEM Education at the University of Minnesota. Her research explores issues of professional development for K-12 science teachers, with a focus on implementation of integrated STEM learning environments and induction and mentoring of beginning secondary science teachers. Her work in integrated STEM explores teachers'conceptions and implementation of STEM, curriculum development, and student learning in small groups during STEM lessons. She has received over $50 million in federal and state grants and published over 120 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Through this work she has provided professional development opportunities for numerous teachers in Minnesota and across the world, including Djibouti, Egypt, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, and the United Arab Emirates. She has mentored 46 PhD students in STEM Education, who promote and support equitable STEM education across the world. She is a former board member and president-elect of NARST: A worldwide organization for improving science teaching and learning through research and former president of the Association for Science Teacher Education.
Professor Dr Peter Charles Taylor is Director of the International Transformative Education and Research Network (ITERN) and Adjunct Professor at Murdoch University’s School of Education. During 3 decades at Curtin University’s Graduate Centre of Science and Mathematics Education (SMEC), Peter developed a model of research as transformative learning designed to engage teachers and teacher educators in exploring their cultural histories, reconceptualizing their professional practices, and developing their agency as inspiring leaders of education as/for sustainable development. Engaging stories of these transformative learning experiences are recounted in a recent book co-edited with Professor Bal Chandra Luitel: Research as Transformative Learning for Sustainable Futures: Glocal Voices and Visions (Brill, 2019). Peter continues to actively support the visionary leadership of his graduates as they transform teacher education programs in universities across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Pacific. He shares with Dr Elisabeth (Lily) Taylor a vision of education for cultural and environmental sustainability aimed at developing young people's ethical and spiritual values, which is the focus of their latest co-edited book: Transformative STEAM Education for Sustainable Development: International Perspectives and Practices (Brill, 2022).
P John Williams is a Professor of Education and the Director of Graduate Research in the School of Education at Curtin University. His current research interests include STEM, mentoring beginning teachers, PCK and electronic assessment of performance. He regularly presents at international and national conferences, consults on Technology Education in a number of countries, and is a longstanding member of eight professional associations. He is the series editor of the Springer Contemporary Issues in Technology Education and is on the editorial board of six professional journals. He has authored or contributed to over 250 publications, and is elected to the International Technology and Engineering Education Association’s Academy of Fellows for prominence in the profession.
Prof. Alizedney M. Ditucalan is the chancellor of the flagship campus of the Mindanao State University System - the MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology (IIT), located in the southern part of the Philippines. He is one of the country’s visionary academic leaders contributing to the innovations in higher education in the Philippines. A professor of law, specializing in Competition Law, Chancellor Ditucalan holds a post-Juris Doctor degree in International Economic and Business Law at Kyushu University, Japan. He has a stellar experience in academic leadership, serving as University Chief Legal Counsel, Assistant Law Dean, Law Dean, and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the MSU-Marawi campus prior to his election as the fourth Chancellor of MSU-IIT.
Dr. Safwatun Nida is a lecturer at Science Education Study Program, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, Universitas Negeri Malang. She finished her PhD in Chemistry Education from University of Bremen, Germany. Her research interest includes scientific literacy, socio-scientific issue for science teaching and sustainable development, multiple representation in science education, and science learning innovation.
Chan Oeurn Chey graduated his PhD from the Department of Science and Technology, Institute of Technology, Linköping University, Sweden. He is working as person in charge of Graduate School of Science and as vice dean of the Faculty of Science, at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP). Chan Oeurn is also a member of National Council of Science, Technology and Innovation of Cambodia. He is also member of several institutions:

• Member, Academic Council of Royal University of Phnom Penh
• Member, Research Committee of Royal University of Phnom Penh
• Senior Researcher, CD Centers, Cambodia
• Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE)

Currently, he is working as the project coordinator for science program in the Sweden-RUPP bilateral program, Head of research component at RUPP for the Higher Education Improvement Project (HEIP) and Project Counterpart for the “Enhancing Nuclear Science and Technology Education” at RUPP under the TCP 2022-2023 Project of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). He also published more than 20 of scientific research papers in international peer review journals and 2 book chapters.

He involved in various STEM Education activities, in Cambodia. He also works as teacher trainer and team leader for Cambodia team for the Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO), International Physics Olympiad (IPhO), Search for SEAMEO Young Scientists (SSYS), APT-JSO and Global Natural History Day (GNHD) competitions.
Dr. SRANG Sarot graduated bachelor degree of engineering in 2007, master degree of engineering in 2009, and Ph.D. degree in 2014 from Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC), Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) and Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT), respectively. He has been a lecturer of ITC since 2009. In 2015, he founded Dynamics and Control Laboratory (DCLab,, and he remains the head of the Laboratory until now. His research fields of interest are dynamical system modeling, estimation, optimization, robotics, instrumentation, control system, aerospace and artificial intelligence. He has been a recipient of research grant of Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the US Air Force (1st grant: 2017-2019, 2nd grant: 2021-2023). He was the head of research unit of Mechatronics and Information Technology from 2017 to 2021 under Research and Innovation Center of ITC. He has published more than 30 academic research papers. In addition to the technical research and research management, he has a passion to initiate an incubation center inside university which incubates talents, incubates technologies, and incubates businesses (a form of commercializing high-tech products and services). From 2019 to 2020, he was a fellow of the US-ASEAN Science and Technology fellowship program and had conducted research on analyzing barriers of high-tech startup ecosystem and published a policy brief in a local publisher.

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