VietNamNet Bridge - Busy with her studies at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in the US, Do Thi Thu Thao still spends time to impart knowledge and inspire passion for math in Vietnamese students. For Thao, education is borderless. Do Thi Thu Thao (first right) and MaSSP's members “My parents cannot afford my study in the US. I almost gave up the dream. It is MaSSP (Math and Science Summer Program) that fueled my aspirations. Thanks to you, studying in the US is not a far-away dream,” a member of the program wrote to Thao. The first camp took place in June 2016 with the participation of 22 students in math and IT majors. One year later, the program was extended with more members in physics, chemistry, biology and environmental sciences. Thao not only spends time on studying math, but also on summer programs. At MIT, she once worked as a guide for REU program at University of Michigan, and PRIMES and RSI programs for high school students. Her students won … [Read more...] about MIT PhD candidate inspires students with her love for math
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Robin Abrahams November 09, 2018 Need advice? Submit questions for Miss Conduct here. Finding an affordable, fun restaurant for my 65th birthday party is not easy in New York City. My dilemma has two major issues. May I ask my 10 guests to pay for themselves, if I am unable to? And, being single, is it rude to post a gift/registry list? Anonymous /Boston Happy birthday, and how wonderful that you can be in such an exciting city and have so many friends worth celebrating with! To have 10 good friends is to be rich indeed, a perspective you may wish to keep in mind while you read the rest of my advice. Here’s the thing about party guests: If they’re paying their own way, they aren’t your guests anymore. They are, instead, friends who are hanging out with you. Which is a fine thing to be! But one does need to be clear about the distinction to stay on the … [Read more...] about Advice: I’m throwing myself a birthday dinner. My friends pay, right?
Viet Nam News Lương Thu Hương At the 17th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME17) held in Germany in August, Nguyễn Việt Hùng was the only Vietnamese speaker invited to present his work in front of over 2,000 renowned scientists from over 60 countries. Hùng, a Vietnamese postgraduate at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, is also responsible for discovering eight new species of bacteria. His presentation on his new findings received rave responses from the attendees. Born into a family in which both grandfather and father were researchers, Hùng became interested in reading books and research from a young age. When he was small, he adored Pokémon, a fictional character featured in Japan’s Pokémon Adventures Manga, so much so that he memorised all the features of 15 kinds of Pokemon and even received a US$200 award for an essay about the characters submitted to a writing contest in the … [Read more...] about Young scientist discovers eight new bacterial species
By Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle Published 3:04 pm CST, Friday, November 9, 2018 PHOTOS: Houston Astros 2018 salaries In this file 2015 file photo, Jeff Luhnow, general manager of the Houston Astros, right, listens as A. J. Hinch, manager of the Houston Astros, speaks during the season-ending press conference at Minute Maid Park, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, in Houston. The Astros hired Ehsan Bokhari as their new director of research and development, headlining a plethora of changes and promotions announced on Friday within the department. ( Jon Shapley / Houston Chronicle ) >>>Browse through the photos for a look at contract situations and salaries for each Astros player ... less PHOTOS: Houston Astros 2018 salaries In this file 2015 file photo, Jeff Luhnow, general manager of the Houston Astros, right, listens as A. J. Hinch, manager of the Houston Astros, speaks during the ... more … [Read more...] about Astros hire Ehsan Bokhari as new director of research and development
Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Published 7:00 AM EST Nov 8, 2018 November marks a time to talk turkey about how to repay those student loans. Are you looking for a way to keep the monthly payments as low as possible? Or a way to control your total debt? Because honestly, you can't have it both ways. Sort of like expecting to load up two plates on Thanksgiving — and drop 20 pounds by Monday. College grads receive a six-month grace period before they have to start paying down their student loans. Getting a diploma in May means many will begin to repay those loans in November. The real fun starts when you try to figure out what kind of repayment plan you might like to obtain for your federal student loans. You're looking at eight different kinds of repayment plans. While some, budget-friendly plans make sense to help you avoid defaulting on your student loans, experts note that paying as little as you can in some cases could dig … [Read more...] about Student loan repayment plans: What to know before you decide