Dr. Jianwu Yan is the Deputy Director of the Mechanics and Electrical Engineering School Experiment Center at the Nanchang Institute of Technology, where he trains and supervises Master’s degree students. Dr. Yan is also a council member of the Surface Engineering Institution (under the Mechanical Engineering Society of Jiangxi Province), the Jiangxi division of the Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society. Dr. Yan was a candidate for the Hundred Talents Program and the Thousands Talents Program of Jiangxi Province. His accolades include the Ten Outstanding Youths award, an award for his Outstanding Talent in Science and Technology, and the very first Training Model Award, all of which he received from the Nanchang Institute of[…]

How many blocks did you use? ____ orange ___ yellow ____ blue ___ suntan They pack in the correct number. Or, you could have them write in the number next to the form instead of the color word. Or, you could have them put their answers in a graph. For the more advanced students, you could provide this pattern in a Center and let them cut out the pattern blocks and glue them in the form of the scarecrow like I did. Beware, some teachers thought this was a difficult activity, so some of your students might become frustrated. Scarecrow Song: Marilyn has graciously collective this song that she wrote with us. Thanks, Marilyn! It’s too adorable. ) (tune: I’m[…]

For example, when Sam made out his bday list of treasures he would like after scouring through the magazines, he didn’t write one of the words clearly. It was Star…something and I was at the store and didn’t know what Star… item he had asked for. The look on his face while he was unwrapping the present told me I had guessed wrong, but it became a valuable lesson for him. He learned to write his words more clearly so mom knew what he was thinking about. Using Lined Paper Once your child has an understanding of how to form the letters in the alphabet, it is time to stir to lined paper. Lined Paper Using the lined handwriting paper[…]

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. – Stephen King, American fiction author Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your mitts afterwards. – Robert A. Heinlein, American science fiction author The one thing you can’t do when you’re writing is not think. Not sure if you agree? Go ahead, attempt it. Write some thoughts about a fond or funny memory on a sheet of scrap paper: Admit it—you were thinking while you wrote, right? Now, those of you who did actually write something when prompted above (or at least composed some thoughts mentally) have had[…]

The “Tomorrow’s Notebook!” project by the KOKUYO Group, which has been manufacturing paper products since its foundation over 100 years ago, is a ease activity for children in Tohoku in which writing and drawing on paper are used to give the children’s morale a little boost. We are running two kinds of activity, the “Deconote Workshops” and the “Tomorrow’s Notebook!” web site presenting messages and artwork by children. Notebooks at Meitetsu restaurant in Kunimi Service Area The power of a notebook In the aftermath of the earthquake, we visited local authorities and schools to provide items such as notebooks, stationery and furniture. While doing this we discovered that, in each area affected by the disaster, notebooks were being used in[…]

The Breakthrough Prize, the largest award in sciences, honored 14 pioneering scientists in the fields of fundamental physics, life sciences, and mathematics with $Three million each. The 2015 Breakthrough Prizes, announced in a press release, were awarded to the following researchers: · Life Sciences: C. David Allis – work on regulation of gene expression and chromatin organization, advancing the understanding of diseases ranging from birth defects to cancer Victor Ambros & Gary Ruvkun – breakthrough work in genetic regulation by microRNAs Alim Louis Benabid – development of high-frequency deep brain stimulation (DBS), which has revolutionized the treatment of Parkinson’s disease Jennifer A. Doudna & Emmanuelle Charpentier: path cracking work in bacterial immunity · Fundamental Physics: Saul Perlmutter, Brian P. Schmidt, and Adam Riess[…]