WEEK# 27, 5 -10 July, 2021

In this issue:

A. Announcements 

B. Events 

C. Classifieds (jobs)

A. Announcements 

1) Wellness Counselling - Available Online this July 2020

Email from the Office of Student Affairs on 5 July 2021.

Greetings from the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) !

We are pleased to inform you that this July starting from Wednesday, 7 July 2021, special health counseling sessions will be conducted again every Wednesday and Friday by a professional psychologist.  This is to provide the best possible welfare to AIT students which includes mental health counselling and wellness, especially in this challenging time of the COVID-19 pandemic and social difficulties.  

The schedule on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. is online through 2 platforms: Zoom Meeting and Google Meet.

The first session will be on 7 July 2021 (Wednesday) from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The doctor can accommodate approximately 45 mins counseling and mental health promotion for each student.  

Appointment will be on a first-come-first-serve basis through the Wellness Counselling registration form in this link 

We look forward to welcoming you and encourage you to make use of this opportunity, which is currently twice a week.

2) The Webinar on Blockchain Trends and Potential to Boost Business Integrity and SMEs

Join Us! We are pleased to announce that AITX will be hosting a Webinar on "Blockchain Trends and Potential to Boost Business Integrity and SMEs"
Duration: 5 July 2021 at 10:00 - 11:30 hrs. (GMT+7)
For more information please contact MS. Warindhorn Wachirasiri, Assistant Director, AIT Extension


3) The panel discussion on "Carbon Dioxide Removal, determining transformation opportunities in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals"

We are pleased to invite you to the panel discussion on "Carbon Dioxide Removal, determining transformation opportunities in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals"

to be held during the Asia Pacific Climate Week 2021 (APCW): A Side Event, on Tuesday, 6th July 2021 at 15:30-17:00 (GMT+9) | 13:30-15:00 (BKK Time), organised jointly by 
the Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) . Bangaban
1. Dechen Tsering, Regional Director and Representative Asia and the Pacific Office United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
2. Oliver Geden, Senior Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs.
3. Jan Kairel Guillermo, Young climate activist and artist.
4. Saleemul Huq, Director, International Centre for Climate Change and Development.
5. Joyashree Roy, Bangabandhu Chair Professor, Asian Institute of Technology.
6. Stefanos Fotiou, Director, Environment and Development Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP).
7. Luiz Fernando Krieger, Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC).
To join the event, please register here: REGISTER
Click here to learn more about the event.

4) Climate "Adaptation Academy" Launch Ceremony

As part of the upcoming Asia-Pacific Climate Week, we are pleased to invite you to a side event launching a new capacity building and training initiative under the UNFCCC for national climate focal points and ministerial representatives set to begin later this year. The Climate Action and Support Transparency Training (CASTT) Adaptation Academy will provide in-depth training on the Paris Agreement. With a focus on the adaptation reporting aspects of the enhanced transparency framework, the Adaptation Academy will aim to enhance technical capacity for adaptation assessments, planning, policy frameworks and coordination across ministries and governance levels to act on climate change.

Join us as we launch the Adaptation Academy during this online event on Wednesday, 7 July 2021. Senior leadership of the two Asia-Pacific regional institutions involved — Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Korea Environment Institute (KEI) — will be joined by the UNFCCC secretariat to highlight the objectives and expected outcomes of the Adaptation Academy. Representatives from Bangladesh and the Philippines will highlight the need for this type of training to support their ambitious climate plans and programs.

Event Date and Time: Wednesday, 7 July; 08:00 – 09:15 Bonn / 13:00 – 14:15 Bangkok / 15:00 – 16:15 Seoul

Register Here - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DEB0IVTxSqeMUY4EF0Tlrw

More Information - https://www.alliance4water.org/events/launch-unfccc-castt-adaptation-aca...



5) The AIT Entrepreneurship Center Coffee Chat

You are invited to join the AIT Entrepreneurship Center Coffee Chat on 7 July 2021, Wednesday at 4:00 PM.

Want to know about the Entrepreneurship Minor and Incubation Program that AIT EC will be offering starting next semester?

Then bring your coffee (or tea) and join us on Wednesday for an interactive online session.

Register here

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

AIT Entrepreneurship Center

Email: ec@ait.ac.th

Tel: + (662) 524 5322



6) Meet the Expert on "Strengthening & Repair of Existing Structures using External Post-Tensioning" by Mr. Dirk Bondy

We are pleased to invite you to the Meet the Expert by Mr. Dirk Bondy, President, Seneca Structural Engineering, Inc., USA on 22nd July 2021 (09:00 hrs Bangkok time).

Topic - Strengthening & Repair of Existing Structures using External Post-Tensioning

About the Speaker

Dirk Bondy received his BS degree from Cal-Poly, San Luis Obispo in 1988 and his MS degree from UC Berkeley in 1989. He is president of Seneca Structural Engineering, Inc. in Newport Beach, CA and is a registered structural engineer in the states of California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii. Mr. Bondy is also a licensed C-50 contractor in the state of California.

Dirk Bondy has been a practicing engineer since 1989. His professional interests and expertise are in the areas of post tensioned concrete, seismic design and retrofit. In addition to his structural design experience, Mr. Bondy teaches “Design of Prestressed Concrete '' at UCLA and at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He has also been an instructor at the University of California, Irvine and Cal Poly, Pomona where he taught courses on Reinforced Concrete Design, Pre-stressed Concrete Design, Structural Design, Seismic Design and Steel Design. He is the co-author of “Post-Tensioned Concrete Principles and Practice” and has also been published in numerous journals and conference proceedings.

To join, please register here:





B. Events

Training Courses/ Conferences/ Workshops

1) Online Course "Certification Course on Lean Six Sigma Green Belt"

Date  23rd June- 31st July 2021

Course Overview:

This Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course will dive deeply into the universally practiced process improvement methodologies of Lean Six Sigma, with both theoretical and practical components. This course will first teach participants the Lean Six Sigma methodologies, then have the participants successfully implement process improvement on live projects they bring to the course. With the instructors' guidance, students will use data collection and analysis skills and enact quantifiable improvements for their chosen projects.

For more information and application: Please visit the link


Participants will receive discount

Use Promo Code AIT to get a 15% discount!!

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course - Banner-6 copy

2) 100 Innovations x Entrepreneurs : What Drives the Future?


The first 100 Innovations x Entrepreneurs (100X) event was organized by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in 2019 as Southeast Asia’s first Research-to-Commercial conference to bridge the gap between academia and industry. The event also served as the venue to launch AIT’s Entrepreneurship Center, a breeding ground for future business leaders as well as a learning center with the ultimate goal of enhancing economic and social development. As our signature annual event, this year also AIT is organizing the second 100X in a new normal hybrid mode, a combination of online and in-person to also reach out to more people from different parts of the world. The theme for this event is What Drives the Future with a mindset to rethink our future by focusing on how we can improve the basic human needs such as Food, WellBeing, Living, Education, and Communication in context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).We believe that collaboration among different stakeholders: University, Industry, Government, and Civil Society is the key to safeguard our future and each stakeholder has a critical role to play in achieving the SDGs. Through this event, AIT, as one of the stakeholders, is reaching out to the Government, Industry and Civil Society to collaborate with us as co-organizer, partner, and participants.

More details:

100 Innovations X Entrepreneurs (ait.ac.th)




C. Classifieds (jobs) 

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Environment, Resources, and Development (DDS/UIS)
Ref. No. 4/21
Deadline: 31 July 2021

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Engineering & Technology (ISE-MEC)
Ref. No. 06/20
Deadline: 31 July 2021

Position: Public Relations Officer, Office of Public Affairs (OPA)
Ref. No. 25/21
Deadline: 15 July 2021

Position: Manager, Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs
Ref. No. 23/21
Deadline: 18 July 2021

Position: Research Associate, Regional Energy Resources Information Center (RERIC)
Ref. No. 24/21
Deadline: 31 July 2021