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The IVECA Summer Camp concluded this week with the Global Virtual Roundtable event involving 11 roundtable sessions. Students from across the world joined expert panelists in a roundtable discussion on a variety of STEAM topics. The students and panelists discussed projects aimed at reaching the United Nations Sustainable Development goals.

Themes of the roundtables included public diplomacy, service-learning and community engagement, air quality, and building design. Student panelists presented on themes such as branding a nation through the soft power, trans-disciplinary approaches to solving the SDGs, technologies to address air quality problems, and addressing climate change and energy use in sustainable housing.

Students from the Korea Science Academy (KSA) of KAIST partnered with their IVECA friends from the United States, Morocco, Brazil, and Guatemala throughout the program. Students had the opportunity to communicate with their partners through live virtual classes and in the IVECA Virtual Classroom to develop their roundtable presentations. Distinguished instructors from prestigious universities, scientific research centers including NASA, and international diplomatic organizations, guided the students through lectures and group activities aimed at addressing the UN SDGs. Finally, the panelists met during the virtual roundtable event to present alongside expert panelists and moderators in front of a public audience.

IVECA team was happy to receive much positive feedback from the instructors, mentors, and the students:

It was amazing to spend these 11 days with you! It was a unique opportunity and certainly opened my eyes to many other possibilities. I learned a lot of incredible things in this course, so thank you Ambassador and Dr. Kotsakis for all the learnings. And, obviously, to my KSA friends, it was a pleasure to know you” -- a student from Brazil.

"We have had a wonderful time following the course, and we have all learned deeply from this. Public diplomacy and soft power are two very significant factors in today's connected society… Having known what they are, there is no doubt that this course will help us all in the future and will likely dictate our success." -- a KSA student from Korea.

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On July 29th and 30th, IVECA Center for International Virtual Schooling will be hosting their Global Virtual Roundtable. Students from across the globe in South Korea, The United States, Guatemala, and Brazil have been meeting virtually with their instructors for the IVECA Global Virtual Summer Camp to prepare their presentations.

In addition to creating new international friendships with their IVECA partners, students from the Korea Science Academy of KAIST have been able to collaborate and exchange ideas to learn about each other's cultures and worldviews. Students will join the virtual roundtable panel with experts in public diplomacy, sustainable development, sustainable housing, and air quality.

The roundtable discussion will be led by industry and academic leaders across a variety of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) topics in the field of UN Sustainable Development Goals. The roundtable panelists will contribute to solving local and global issues through collaboration with KSA-KAIST students and overseas youth.

IVECA has facilitated this intensive summer course for the future global STEAM leaders to develop their skills in global citizenship. The collaboration between students and instructors will develop projects to contribute to a sustainable future.

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The IVECA Global Summer Camp roundtable discussions apply STEAM principles to real world problems to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Student panelists will discuss with high level experts in fields of public diplomacy, sustainable development, air quality, and sustainable housing.

The first roundtable discussion will focus on the fields of public diplomacy, UN Sustainable Development Goals, and science and technology. Scholars and experts will act as panelists with groups of youth representatives to present the relevance of soft power and nation branding to foster interest in their country. A final discussion with the audience will address the promotion of a nation towards the contribution of SDGs.

In the second roundtable discussion, panelists will present on the concepts of service learning, community engagement and the principles of partnerships to address real-world problems. Student panelists will share their creative insights and challenges to achieving SDG goals 7, 13, or 15. Experts will provide perspectives into attaining affordable clean energy, the impact of climate change, the protection of ecosystems, and steps to take action with a holistic approach.

The third roundtable and discussion will focus on the use of science, technology, and engineering to enhance air quality. Student panelists will present original projects developed through collaboration with their peers in Brazil and the United States to integrate the UN SDGs and STEAM to address air quality. The discussion between experts and student panelists will comment on the next steps in air quality for future STEAM leaders.

During the fourth roundtable students panelists will present sustainable housing solutions developed through international collaboration with peers from Brazil and the United States. Student design concepts are developed using an integration of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. The students’ contribution will promote the Sustainable Development Goals for the built environment. Panel experts will present on issues such as urban sustainability and housing challenges.

Our world has evolved in the digital era and faces complex challenges. The global populations’ increasing needs must be met with creative solutions that protect our planet. Student panelists will integrate the latest tools and technologies to take action against the world’s most pressing issues. Our expert panelists are on the forefront of a holistic and integrated approach to finding global solutions. A public audience is invited to participate in the discussion with student groups and panel experts in taking action to address the UN SDGs.

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