Monday, December 12, 2011

CNU-CSA changed to CSA-Gwangju

Saturday, November 12, 2011

2011 GIST Culture Night

A GIST culture night is celebrated every year. This year event was celebrated on the 11th of November 2011, in which thirteen countries had participated. Those are Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippine, Mongolia, Tanzania, Egypt, Iran, Pakistan and India. We three Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar had shared one country booth together. Thailand had prepared a lot of foods whereas Cambodia and Myanmar showed a lot of costumes and souvenirs. This year Culture Night was celebrated with a lot pleasure and fun. We also enjoyed a post-culture night party (2nd Phase)in Cheomdan area. We thank Mr. Veasna and Mss. Laingshun, who dedicated to decorating our country booth.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A summary of the monthly meeting [Nov 06, 2011]

The fifth committee of CNU-CSA organized a monthly meeting on the 6th of November, 2011. The meeting was started after a great dinner (Cambodian Curry) at Mr. Sereyvath’s apartment, in which it was discussed on two issues (1) Preparation of Culture Night at GIST campus on the 11th of November, 2011. (2) Request of reforming CNU-CSA to CSA-GWANGJU. The meeting was conducted with participation from all acting members of CNU-CSA. After an hour discussion, we have approached to a couple of plans as follows:

1) CAMBODIA will prepare only country booth on Culture Night. This is due to the schedule is on Friday, thus our members will not have enough time to prepare for any performance. The Culture Night programme will start from 4:00 P.M. However, the booth decoration will need to be ready for evaluating by 2:00 P.M. We then came up with a preparation of country booth only.

2) All acting members of CNU-CSA have approved on reforming CNU-CSA to CSA-GWANGJU in order to (1) extend and localize an existing CSA in Gwangju city for a better communication among CSA-Korea in the near future. (2) CSA-GWANGJU will be belonged to all Cambodian students in Gwangju city and those in the nearby regions. (3) CSA-GWANGJU will definitely continue supporting all existing projects and will incorporate a new Cambodian Project for our children in the rural community.

In this occasion, Mr. President personally donated 100,000 KRW (100 USD) to the association to launch a new Cambodia Project. Finally, the meeting was closed with a remark from Mr. President. He would like to say thank you to all members for their efforts for the smooth progresses of CSA. Moreover, he would like to express a special thank to Mr. Sereyvath and Mr. Veasna, who dedicated to cooking Khmer food for all members of CSA-GWANGJU.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Cambodian Participants in the 9th UNU&GIST symposium

The 9th UNU&GIST symposium was held on Oct 11-13, 2011 at GIST campus, Gwangju, South Korea. The purpose of this symposium was to bring the experts and researchers in the field of water research to debate on “Urban Water Quality-Challenges and Emerging Issues for sustainable cities”. It was a great honor that five Cambodian Lecturers and researchers were invited to present in this symposium. Those participants are as follows:

1. Dr. Uy Davin (ITC) presented a poster entitled “Development of arsenic absorbent using porous ceramic as support”

2. Mr. Heng Savoeun (RUPP) presented a poster entitled “Arsenic contamination in foodstuffs in the Mekong River basin of Cambodia”

3. Mr. Kok Sothea (RUPP) presented a poster entitled “Groundwater quality verification for construction of the arsenic treatment technology in Cambodia”

4. Mr. Sovann Chansopheaktra (RUPP) presented a poster entitled “Efficiency of Boeung Chueng Ek Wetland for Natural Treatment of Wastewater in Phnom Phenh, Cambodia”

5. Mr. Andrew Shantz (RDI) presented a poster entitled “Drinking water access and groundwater quality in Svay Rieng Province, Cambodia”

In addition, it was a great opportunity for the former staffs and bridge students of RDI, who are now studying in Gwangju, could meet up and had dinner with Andrew Shantz, RDI Lab Director and other lecturers.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The fifth committee members of CNU-CSA

The selection of the fifth committee members of CNU-CSA was held on the 24th of September, 2011 in a BBQ restaurant near the campus of Chonnam National University. As a result, Mr. Phan Kongkea and Mr. Nguon Sovannarith were elected as President and Vice President, respectively. Concurrently, Mr. Yen Sophearith was selected by Mr. President as a General Secretary of CNU-CSA.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Bravo! Dr. Huon Thavrak

All member of CNU-CSA would like to say congratulation to Dr. Huon Thavrak, who did his best for finishing his PhD in Science, Biotechnology, Chonnam National University.

Hey! Don’t wait anymore and let’s say congratulation again to him.

We are confident that his education will be an important source for developing our country in term of scientist researcher.

Happy graduation! Well done! And keep it up!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Time to be graduate

(First snow in Gwangju, 2008)
In South Korea, this day is the period of thesis defense for most of graduate students who have studied and are going to graduate in February 2011. For Chonnam National University (CNU), the thesis defense period has been started from Nov to Dec 2010, depending on individual department.
The Department of Biotechnology, occasionally, the thesis defense will be carried out on 3rd Dec 2010. There are two Master and three PhD course candidates will defend their thesis. Mr. Thavrak Huon, one of Cambodian student in CNU and former president of CNU-CSA, will defend his thesis in the title of "Oxylipin formation by fusion proteins of allene oxide synthase with lipoxygenase or allene oxide cyclase" at 4:50 to 5:30 pm, room 419, building 4, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Chonnam National University. CNU-CSA wishes him success in his hard time and final one to be graduated.