Welcome to EverybodyWiki ! Nuvola apps kgpg.png Log in or create an account to improve, watchlist or create an article like a company page or a bio (yours ?)...

Allen Dodgson Tan

From EverybodyWiki Bios & Wiki
Allen Dodgson Tan
File:Allen Dodgson Tan Portrait.jpg Allen_Dodgson_Tan_Portrait.jpg
Tan at Voice of America for interview in December, 2016
Native nameតាន់ អេលែន
Born1981 (age 38–39)
San Francisco, CA
🏡 ResidencePhnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia
🏳️ Nationality
🏳️ Citizenship
  • United States
  • Cambodia
🎓 Alma mater
  • Boston University
  • Franklin University
💼 Occupation
  • Entrepreneur
  • Product Designer
📆 Years active  2012 – Present
Work in the Kingdom of Cambodia designing Explosive ordnance disposal products, promoting STEM education, tech entrepreneurship and advocating for American business.
Title
  • Founder, Director and Lead Product Designer, Golden West Humanitarian Foundation Design Lab (Cambodia)
  • Co-founder, CEO, Cushybots Corporation (USA)
  • Founder, CEO, Al’s Tacos (Cambodia)
  • Founder, STEM Cambodia Organization
  • Chairman of American Chamber of Commerce Cambodia
🏅 AwardsGrand Cross Royal Order of Monisaraphon, Grand Officer Royal Order of Sahametrei, Bronze Star Medal, Consumer Electronics Show Innovation Award

Allen Dodgson Tan is a Cambodian-American entrepreneur, product designer, proponent for Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and American business advocate in the Kingdom of Cambodia. He is founder and director of the Golden West Humanitarian Foundation Design Lab, known for producing award-winning[1] products for humanitarian bomb disposal.[2] Allen is one of the foremost proponents for STEM education in Cambodia,[3][4][5] having founded STEM Cambodia Organization, a non-profit promoting STEM careers to Cambodian youth, which hosts the country’s largest annual STEM event in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (Cambodia). He is also co-founder and CEO of Cushybots Corporation, a US robotics startup and Al’s Tacos, an original Cambodian fast food company inspired by Southern California-style tacos.[6][7]

Life and career[edit]

Allen began his career in the US Army as an Infantryman before joining the explosive ordnance disposal profession. Following his tours to Afghanistan and Iraq, he began work in the Kingdom of Cambodia for the Golden West Humanitarian Foundation as the country director,[8] eventually founding the Golden West Design Lab with MIT professor J. Kim Vandiver.[9] As a product designer, Allen is known for his work utilizing vanguard technologies such as 3D printing, virtual reality and augmented reality.[10]

In 2014, Allen started the Cambodia Science and Engineering Festival under the mentorship of USA Science and Engineering Festival founder and American Entrepreneur Larry Bock together with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (Cambodia).[11] Following the first festival, he became one of the most public proponents for the advancement of STEM education in the Kingdom of Cambodia.[12]

After establishing multiple local and international businesses, Allen was elected as Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce Cambodia. During his tenure as Chairman, he has been a public advocate for increased business ties between the United States and the Kingdom of Cambodia, taking a public stance against punitive trade actions.[13][14]

In November, 2017, Cambodian pop star Adda Angel publicly announced their romantic relationship.[15]

Filmography[edit]

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Title Original artist(s) Director(s)
2017 CARE (មានអ្នកថែរឺនៅ)[16] Adda Angel Jeremiah Overman


Awards and recognition[edit]

  • Bronze Star Medal, US Army for combat actions as Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) during the Iraq spring fighting of 2008 in the Siege of Sadr City.
  • Knight, Royal Order of Sahametrei in 2013.
  • Commander, Royal Order of Sahametrei was awarded in 2016 for his work creating a national underwater explosive ordnance disposal capability.[17]
  • 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Innovation Award for Advanced Ordnance Teaching Materials product design. [18]
  • Commander, Royal Order of Monisaraphon in 2014 for work as country director of the humanitarian demining technology organization Golden West Humanitarian Foundation. [19]
  • Grand Officer, Royal Order of Sahametrei in 2017 for work on humanitarian demining in the Kingdom of Cambodia.
  • Grand Cross, Royal Order of Monisaraphon was awarded in 2017 for his role as Advisor to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (Cambodia) in promoting STEM education. [20]

References[edit]

  1. "AOTM Program Named a CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree". U..S Embassy in Cambodia. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  2. "Innovations offer solutions to Cambodia's landmine woes". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  3. "Cambodia's Challenge: STEM Development". Management Insider. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  4. "CAMBODIA TO HOST STEM WORKSHOP FOR ASEAN YOUTH". YSEALI. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  5. "Students embrace bright tech future with Microsoft support". Phnom Penh Post. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  6. "Al's Tacos: the authentic Mexican taco in Phnom Penh". Food Buzz. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  7. "Remarks by Ambassador William Heidt at the AL's Tacos Grand Opening". U.S. Embassy in Cambodia. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  8. "Cambodia's first UXO dive team starts to make rivers safe". Asian Geographic. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  9. "Defusing bombs by color". MIT News. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  10. "Virtual reality tech catching the eyes of local businesses". Phnom Penh Post. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  11. "First Science Engineering Festival". Khmer Times. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  12. "Microsoft Student Partners Sought to Bridge Technology Gaps". Khmer Times. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  13. "Amcham: trade privileges cutbacks would be 'counterproductive'". Khmer Times. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  14. "Officials, business leaders back AmCham letter to US". Khmer Times. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  15. Chivon, Heng (13 November 2017). "Adda Angel birthday party, video launch". Post Media. Phnom Penh Post. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  16. "CARE by Adda Angel Official MV". YouTube. Retrieved 2019-05-19.
  17. "CMAC DIVE UNIT OPENING CEREMONY". Golden West Humanitarian Foundation. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  18. "Golden West Humanitarian Foundation Named As CES 2016 Innovation Awards Honoree". Golden West Humanitarian Foundation. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  19. "CMAC DIVE UNIT OPENING CEREMONY". Golden West Humanitarian Foundation. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  20. "Passion for tech takes Cambodian girls to the world stage". Phnom Penh Post. Retrieved 2019-05-14.

External links[edit]


This article "Allen Dodgson Tan" is from Wikipedia. The list of its authors can be seen in its historical and/or the page Edithistory:Allen Dodgson Tan. Articles copied from Draft Namespace on Wikipedia could be seen on the Draft Namespace of Wikipedia and not main one.


Farm-Fresh comment add.png You have to Sign in or create an account to comment this article !<comment-streams/>