Invited Speakers

Invited Speakers


Prof. Maricar S. Prudente

De La Salle University, Philippines


Dr. Maricar S. Prudente is presently a Full Professor 10 of the Science Education Department of De La Salle University-Manila. Professor Prudente completed her Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology at Ehime University as a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Ronpaku Fellow. As an educator, Dr. Prudente has served as administrator in various capacities at De La Salle University and as resource person and coordinator in various training programs dealing with research, environmental issues, science education, technology integration, and educational action research. In the field of science education, Dr. Prudente’s research work is focused on action research and the integration of technology and development of 21st century skills in the teaching of science. Dr. Prudente is currently involved in an international collaborative project with Erasmus+ Foundation on Action Research To Innovate Science Teaching (ARTiST). Prof. Prudente is a recipient of the 2015 Lifetime National Achievement Award given by the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP). Recently, Prof. Prudente was recognized as the 2018 Outstanding Filipino JSPS Fellow in the field of Education by Department of Science and Technology of the Philippine government.



Senior Lecturer Dr. Qingqing Xing

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou), China


Dr. Qingqing Xing is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Education Sciences, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou). She holds a PhD in Education from Peking University and has more than 23 years of teaching experience in science and technology-oriented universities. She is committed to promoting research ideas and interdisciplinary collaboration, including as a Project Manager in the Bureau of International Cooperation at the National Science Foundation of China and as the Associate Director of the International Office at the Beijing Institute of Technology. These experiences have given her insights into promoting research-oriented education internationally, especially for the world's first interdisciplinary university as HKUST(GZ).
As an education practitioner, Dr. Xing actively explores the pedagogy of Project-Based Learning. In addition to her efforts to teach Interdisciplinary Design Thinking and Effective Academic Communication, she collaborates with interdisciplinary research teams in computational media and arts, metaverse research, and health care. As part of this collaboration, it uses educational technologies and artificial intelligence generated content tools to help students present their research ideas in engaging ways to facilitate their “niche” exploration process, with a focus on developing Self-Organized Maker Education. Within just one year of its inception, HKUST(GZ) research students have actively contributed insights and examples of project-based learning in higher education.




Assoc. Prof. Fatima Azmi

Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia

Fatima M. Azmi is an associate professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Sciences at Prince Sultan University. She received her B.S. degree in Mathematics from King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA, and her M. A. and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics from the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. She has over 20 years of teaching and research experience in the field of Mathematics. She taught graduate and undergraduate courses and supervised graduate students. She has also trained high school students in Saudi Arabia and prepared them for the International Math Olympiad Competition. She is a reviewer of many ISI and Scopus journals and has extensive publications in reputed journals in various areas of mathematics, and she received many grants for her research. She was an Asia Chair and invited speaker at the 6th International Conference on Education and Multimedia Technology in Guangzhou, China, 2022. Her current research interest includes Fixed point theorem on metric type spaces, Mathematics Education, Education and Technology, C*-algebras, Fréchet*-algebras, and Noncommutative Geometry.