Nobel-Prize Winning Neuroscientist Eric Kandel, who solved the mystery of memory through his work (1929- present) Eric Richard Kandel was born on November 7, 1929, in Vienna, Austria, where his parents met and married. His mother was from an educated Jewish middle-class background. His father was from a low-income family background. His early life as a Jewish body wasn’t smooth as Nazi Hitler powered over Austria in 1938. He got bullied by boys in school. His family and other Jews’ property was stolen and attacked.The day after his 9th birthday was Kristallnacht, a discriminative violence against Jewish people. Kandel moved to Brooklyn, New York with his family in 1939. Through his academi

STEM GLAM GALLERY: Stephen Hawking

Actress Felicity Jones (left) poses with the real Stephen Hawking (center) and actor Eddie Redmayne (right). Hawking was born in Oxford, England, in January 8, 1942. His father, Frank Hawking, was a research biologist. Even though Hawking was first majoring in Mathematics, he decided to fulfil his father’s desire and changed to physics major and attend the Oxford University with no Math chair department that time. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Oxford at the age of 20 and then moved to Cambridge University for his graduate degree. Sadly, at that time, he found that he had a serious motor neuron disease, called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS, and told that he could live only for a f

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! :)

Flyer Credit: Kyi K Cho Here is a brief background of Saint Patrick's Day if you are curious about what it is. Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick"), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. On St Patrick's Day, it is customary to wear shamrocks, green clothing or green accessories for the believe that St Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leave

Chinese New Year Event Volunteering

@Credit: Akayi Thein YSE volunteer team had a great time helping out at the Chinese New Year Event! Thanks very much to 🙏 Ko Aye Cho, Ko Milton Yang, and the committee for the generous 🎁RED ENVELOPE, and also for letting us promote YSE at the event. :) Special thanks🙏and a round of applause 👏👏👏 to our wonderful leaders and volunteers, Wut Yee Htwe, Dana Kyine Lian, Maybelle Chen, Arthur Kyaw, Thit Thit Theint, Ei Wai Khin, Ezra Min, Kaung Sat Htun, Pongsatorn Chanpanichravee, Mary Lin, Patrick Wuong, Roderick Li! ^_^ We will share more about our volunteering experience soon. So, please stay tuned! :D Visit our Facebook page below:

Nick Vujicic

Imagine living a life without limbs. It will be a dreadful lifelong nightmare for most of us, but not anymore for Nick Vujicic (age 35) who has found a way to “the life without limits.” Limits! Each and every day, living in the society, we humans might feel the “limits. The limits themselves are not the problem. However, they will become huge stumbling blocks in our life if we let those limits actually limit our values, actions, hopes, and dreams. Nick Vujicic was aware of that. As someone born without limbs, Vujicic faced tremendous challenges from the moment of his birth and could not live like a normal human being. At the age of ten, he almost committed suicide from the hopelessness and d

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