On the morning of August 6th, 2014, at the Employee Training and Recreation Center of Tan Thuan Export Processing Zone, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, the Lawrence S. Ting Foundation and Phu My Hung Development Corporation, in cooperation with the Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications of University of Natural Sciences - Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City, organized the “Workshop and Donation of NHV-CAM set to connect microscopes to computers”. The workshop attracted the participation of 150 teachers from junior-high, high-schools, and universities in Southern Vietnam.
Researched and applied since 2008, the NHV-CAM set – developed through the cooperation of our foundation and the Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications of the University of Natural Sciences has brought positive impact on both education and healthcare industries. Besides enabling students to observe and study small cells on computer screens, it is also an effective tool for keeping medical records in hospitals.
At first, this device only had three functions and were mainly used for experiments and helped to change the teachers’ perspective on the efficacy of experimental teaching. In particular, the device has proved its practical worth for teaching biology in schools giving students the opportunity to study more effectively and helping teachers save time while giving even more to students. After six years of innovative research, the device has now been upgraded to include seven functions and can be applied in the fields of health, agriculture, archeology, aquaculture, and soil improvement, etc.
During the workshop, Mr. Nguyen Huong Viet, a lecturer on the Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications, presented the seven functions of the NHV-CAM set, instructing teachers to install and use the programs. He created a friendly environment for teachers who were using this device to have the opportunity to exchange, share, and learn their experiences as well as giving suggestions and recommendations to improve the device’s effectiveness. We in total awarded 82 NHV-CAM sets, valued at an amount of VND 410 million to 82 junior high and high schools from Binh Thuan to Ca Mau.