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American Center celebrates 4 years of presence in Ho Chi Minh City

The American Center under the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City has introduced its new logo and two robotic clubs on the occasion of its fourth anniversary celebration.

The American Center under the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City has introduced its new logo and two robotic clubs on the occasion of its fourth anniversary celebration.
The American Center under the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City has introduced its new logo and two robotic clubs on the occasion of its fourth anniversary celebration.

The anniversary ceremony was held Wednesday at the American Center office in District 1.

According to U.S. Consul General Rena Bitter, the center will offer visitors more chances to experience the latest in learning, especially in terms of science, technology, engineering, and math, over the next year.

Besides introducing the new logo, the American Center also launched two robotic clubs, which welcome all participants who have little to no experience with robotics or computer programming.

The clubs, whose core members mainly come from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and the University of Science under the Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City, allow their participants to learn how to build and program a robot.

The American Center, which was established in 2011, expects to welcome over 80,000 Vietnamese in 2015.

It hosts a wide range of activities and programs, from the English language, entrepreneurship, teaching methods to business skills and technology.

Yesterday evening, the center cooperated with startup.vn, a local startup support company, to kick off “The Pitch Vietnam,” which is part of a global competition to identify high-impact startups in the fields of education, energy, health care, and FinTech.

Ten teams of Vietnamese entrepreneurs participating in the contest last night were required to present their start-up project ideas to experienced businessmen.

The winner will join the final round in Mexico this November.

U.S. Consul General Rena Bitter delivers her speech to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the American Center in Ho Chi Minh City.

U.S. Consul General Rena Bitter tries to use a robot designed by one of the American Center’s robotic clubs, whose core members come from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology.

U.S. Consul General Rena Bitter tries to use a robot designed by one of the American Center’s robotic clubs, whose core members come from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology.

A member of one of the American Center’s robotic clubs is seen introducing their work to a visitor.

Visitors register to become new members of the American Center.

Vietnamese entrepreneurs are pictured taking part in “The Pitch Vietnam,” a contest jointly organized by the American Center and startup.vn, in which contestants present their start-up project ideas to experienced businessmen.