Asian University holds annual physics workshop
Asian University held its annual physics workshop at the
Chonburi campus last Friday, January 14. Over eighty participants came from
schools and colleges all over Thailand.
Two well-known physics teachers gave the main
presentations: Associate Professor Anuntasin Tachagumpuch spoke about
“Solutions to physics questions and sample physics university entrance
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The second presenter, Ajarn Ram Tiwari, gave a talk on
“Learning science with fun and happiness in line with knowledge,
applicable to daily life and science activities.”
Delegates included physics teachers and students from
various schools including: Prince Royal College and Montfort College (both
Chiang Mai), Satit Piboonbumpehn School, Burapha University, Princess
Chulabhorn College, Assumption College (Sriracha), Prachinkanlayanee
(Prachin Buri), Kaennakorn Wittayalai (Khon Kaen), Phibul Wittayalai
(Lopburi), Satit Kasetsart University, International Program (Bangkok),
Satit Srinakharinwirot Prasarnmit (Bangkok) and the American School of
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This year the participants were able to attend the Nobel
lecture given by Professor Riccardo Giacconi before attending the workshop.
Every year Asian University holds seminars and workshops led by
distinguished scholars in Mathematics, Physics, English, Guidance and
Counselling, etc. These give participants the opportunity to listen to new
ideas and to exchange views with their peers. Time is always allocated for
discussions and other hands-on group activities.
CDSC sports fest at CMU
Kristina Ostermann, Student trainee
The Christian German School (CDSC) annual sports
competition, for Classes 1-10, took place at the main stadium of the Chiang
Mai University on January 8, 2005.
Grade 7 exhausted after a long day of sports.
The competition was in age groups and covered throwing,
sprinting, long jump and endurance runs for both boys and girls. It began at
9 a.m. with class teachers leading their students to the different tasks.
After each class was finished one task, they were given a short break to
relax until they were ready for the next leg of the competition. The times
or distances were converted into marks and totaled. Certificates will be
awarded to those who achieved a satisfactory level.
Parental enthusiasm was high for the event, with parents encouraging
their children and some parents even participating.
On the cutting edge of education
Sherryl Joseph leads workshop at Prem
Last weekend’s International Baccalaureate Primary
Years Program (IB PYP) workshop at Prem featured several accomplished
leaders in education, including Sherryl Joseph of New Zealand. Sherryl has
taught in many international schools, including Vienna, Munich, and Kuala
Lumpur. She has a law degree as well as experience working in the business
world. While teaching at the Munich International School, she was one of the
original writers of the Primary Years Program (PYP).
Joseph (left) one of the leaders at Prem’s recent IB Primary Years Program
Sherryl’s passion is education, and specifically,
finding ways to share the IB and PYP across the globe through the use of
emerging technologies. Her vision is to bring the internet into classrooms
all over the world so that students in rural Thailand and Melbourne,
Australia, for example, can study the same topics and share ideas
As one of the founders of the PYP, a continual contributor to the IB, and
a visionary in her field, Sherryl Joseph is a leader in the past, present,
and future of international education. In that role, her contributions to
the PYP workshop at Prem were invaluable.
Two new attractive
residents at Chiang Mai Zoo
Jan Schmidt and Kristina
Ostermann (Student trainees)
Chiang Mai Zoo has a new attraction! Two white Bengal
tigers arrived in Chiang Mai on Children’s Day this year. Since then, more
than 1000 people have been visiting them each day. The one and a half year
old tiger twins, named Kiaw Mook and Kiaw Kaew are both female.
Chuicomwong, head of public relations division of Chiang Mai Zoo is still
beaming with excitement
Rossukhon Chuicomwong, the head of public relations, said
she is very happy with the Zoo’s new residents. “The tigers are very
popular with the people and I am proud to have them, brought from Bangkok.
Children and adults are fascinated by the giant cats,” saod the beaming
The Nashville Zoo in America, gave six Bengal tigers to
Thailand in 2002, two of them were given to Dusit Zoo in Bangkok and the
other four went to the Khao Kheow Zoo in Chonburi.
These Bengal tigers gave birth to four cubs. Two of those
baby tigers, Kiaw Mook and Kiaw Kaew were given to Chiang Mai Zoo this year.
Under good conditions, these rare white tigers can live
up to 20 years of age and usually live on the Mainland of Southeastern Asia.
The next attraction at the Chiang Mai Zoo will be two or three Koala
bears, native in Australia.
East meets west – Sleeping Beauty
and Manohra Fantasy
Tchaikovsky’s favorite classical ballet ‘Sleeping
Beauty’ and the energetic Asian love story ‘Manohra Fantasy’ has been
brought to Chiang Mai by the Government Lottery Office together with the
Chiang Mai Ballet Performing Group and the Chiang Mai Ballet Academy.
ML Preeyapun Sridhavat is the Artistic Director of this
double bill production. Artists include the winner of the 25th International
Dance Competition for Ballet and Jazz held in Perth, Australia, a
professionally trained ballet dancer from Tashkent, Russia and guest dancers
from Bangkok City Ballet. Also performing will be Maneenuch Smerasut,
Thailand’s top singer accompanied by the singers from Niyompanich
Performances will be held on March 20, 2005 at 1.30 p.m.
and 7 p.m. at the Kad Theatre (capacity 1,550 seats) in Chiang Mai. Tickets
are 500 baht, 300 baht, 200 baht and 100 baht (as well as special group
rates). Proceeds will be donated to the Tsunami orphanage, the Northern
Mentally Retarded Welfare Center, under the Royal patronage of Her Majesty
the Queen and the Thai Red Cross.
For further information contact 053 260 273, 053 306 357 or 01 881-1114.