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National Science Week

Children peer through telescopes and listen to explanations on their use by NARIT staffers as part of an ongoing project to stimulate interest in science among children.

Different booths were set up with scientific experiments
and displays for National Science Week.

As part of National Science Week the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) set up booths for students to learn more about planets and astronomy at Chiang Mai University, Mae Jo University and Mae Fa Luang University in Chiang Rai.

Students visited the exhibitions which featured information on solar eclipses, planets outside the solar system, solar storm, and asteroid collisions. Different types of telescopes were on display with staff to explain their usage and to let students know how to find stars and planets in the sky.. It also has different types of telescopes on display. NARIT’s goal is to foster an environment and awareness of science and technology using astronomy as a medium.

NARIT was established as a national research and development center for ground-based astronomy, to draw up the astronomy and astrophysics education and research programs and carry them through and to work on collaborative international research. NARIT’s headquarters are in Chiang Mai and they have an observatory on Doi Inthanon. (NARIT).


Summer Exchange Program information

The U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai will be holding two information workshops for students wishing to travel to the United States as exchange students as part of the Summer Work and Travel in the USA program.

The first seminar will be held at Chiang Mai University Library, 5th floor from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Wednesday, August 31 and the second at Central Airport Plaza 2nd floor Northern Village, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Staff from the Consulate will be on hand to answer any questions and to help with understanding guidelines for application. http://chiangmai.usconsulate.gov/index.html


Kashiba Foundation Education fund

Chiang Mai Deputy Mayor Sunthorn Yamsiri presented scholarships from the Kashiba Education Fund from the Japanese Kashiba Foundation to Wat Tha Satoi School on Monday, August 22, 2011. Students performed local Lanna dances for the visitors and funds were handed out by the Deputy Mayor.


Municipality signs MOU with Mae Jo University

Chiang Mai Mayor Tussanai Buranupakorn signed the Memorandum of Understanding with Mae Jo University officials on Friday, August 19 to enact technical cooperation between the two organizations at the Municipal Offices.


Youthful artists amaze

Violinist and teacher at Santi Music School Mojin Pichayaporn introduced one of his students, a 10 year old young man named Maxim and a 19 year old pianist named Julia to the open mic night at Sangdee where they wowed the audience. Young Maxim played the violin superbly while Julia Lee performed her classical pieces from memory. She will be holding a formal concert on August 27 at the CRK Recital Hall at Payap University’s Kaew Nawarat Campus at 7 p.m.


Student workshops on fighting AIDS

Youth groups attended the workshops
held from August 9 to learn more about HIV/AIDS.

The Chiang Mai Municipality held workshops with health professionals to teach Chiang Mai students about HIV/AIDS and the means to prevent it. While Thailand has had great success in combating AIDS and has implemented programs copied in other countries, Mayor Tussanai Buranupakorn pointed out to the students that the disease is still prevalent and that vigilance is required to keep it from spreading again.

HIV/AIDS was first reported in Thailand in 1984 and spread rapidly. While early patients were IV drug users and gay men, by 2005 40% of all infections were in women. In the 1990’s Thailand implemented a huge, well-funded education programs as well as prevention program,s and Thailand has seen the new infection rate drop. Antiretroviral medication was made widely available through the medical care system has reduced the death rate.

However, young people have become a big risk group, most do not remember the campaigns of the 1990’s and are unaware of the risks of unsafe sexual behavior. It is believed that 85% of young people do not see HIV as something to worry about, even though 70% of all STI cases in Thailand occur in in the 15-24 year age group. Thailand launched a TV campaign in 2007, but it has not been aggressively pursued and many young people continue to have unsafe sex.

The workshops were held on August 9 to help promote HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.


Japanese football club visits Chiang Mai

Members of the Urawa Red Diamonds hand out souvenirs to students during their trip to Chiang Mai.

8 members and coaches of the hugely popular Japanese football club out of Saitama, the Urawa Red Diamonds visited Chiang Mai students with the support of the Japanese Consulate General on August 2 at schools in San Sai and Mae Rim.

The team members and coaches led practices for the enthusiastic students and gave souvenirs to the participants.

The Urawa Red Diamonds are members of the J-League and one of Japan’s top teams having won their first league title in 2006, the Emperor’s Cup twice and the Asian Champions League in 2007. They have sent players to the National Team for the World Cup and have players overseas.

The camp was part of their “Heart-full Soccer in Chiang Mai and Bangkok” trip to Thailand as a means to teach the value of unity through football to young people around the world.

Nearly 100 children participated
in the soccer camps held at schools in Mae Rim and San Sai.


Thai students win at Shell Eco-marathon

Lampang Rajabhat students competed
in the Shell Eco-Marathon in Singapore in July.

The Shell Eco-marathon challenges high school and college student teams from around the world to design, build and test energy efficient vehicles. With annual events in the Americas, Europe and Asia, the winners are the teams that go the farthest distance using the least amount of energy.

Luk Jao Mae Khlong Prapa emerged winner under the Prototype Category, despite being newcomers to the competition. They set a new record of 2,213.4 kilometers on a litre of fuel, enough to drive from Kuala Lumpur to Chang Mai in northern Thailand.

This is even further than last year’s record - 1,521.9 km/l – which could take them from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok.

Lampang Rajabhat students took fourth in the internal combustion engine field for the prototype category.


Education center opens

Deputy Chiang Mai Mayor and staff of the Wat Sri Ping School open the community and education center at the school on July 30. Education development projects will be developed at the school and use the school as a base in order to implement the projects around the community and municipal schools. (Photos courtesy of Chiang Mai Municipality)


HEADLINES [click on headline to view story]

National Science Week

Summer Exchange Program information

Kashiba Foundation Education fund

Municipality signs MOU with Mae Jo University

Youthful artists amaze

Student workshops on fighting AIDS

Japanese football club visits Chiang Mai

Thai students win at Shell Eco-marathon

Education center opens