Microscopy and microanalysis 2019 in Portland, Oregon!

This year Microscopy and Microanalysis happen to be in oregon convention center, where I want to visit for so long.

Luckily we hold a workshop for few high school students before the M&M; therefore we do not need to pay for our tickets to get into the meeting.

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Paris sounds so far away for me to flight over, but luckily Portland Art Museum is holding something related to travel back to Paris from Jun 8th 2019 to Sep 8 2019.

In the museum, there were oil paint, clothes, and lots of exibition. 

Paris 1900 City of Entertainment

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When I attend to Methods of Experimental Physics, I see few cool demonstrates.
At the end of the term, students need to show what they have learned from this course, and by doing so they can refer back what knowledge or principle can be used in the real world.

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Just received an E-mail about celebrating the end of a great school year! In other words, it's time for some graduating students to say goodbye and moveon to their new chapter in the inductory or somewhere else. 


To me this term is a very nice one, maybe the main reason is the day time getting longer make me happier than winter term.

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When the day time getting longer, there are more events available in town. One of my favorite events is the Portland General Electric/ SLOVE startlight Parade.


This event is so much fun for everyone. Kids might play balls or just run around on the road before the parade starts. If you came to join the events a little late like us, there were no seats on the sidewalk. Therefore, finding a good standing spot is also a challenge for us. We were lucky enough to get a place to stand for taking pictures and enjoy the parade.

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The speaker is a Lead Physics instructor from Clackamas Community College. The main research ideas from the speaker not only help underperforming students do better performance in general physics courses, but also give instructors chances to prepare better for general physics. The reason to focus on this research is to give basic concepts to students, who do not have any background knowledge in physics in order to succeed as they move forward to general physics or other related fields.



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To be honest, I like the spring term the best, not only the weather is getting warmer, but also the lab experiments are having so much fun!

This term the teaching lab is related to waves and optics. (Sometimes we need to work in the dark but we still have good time in the lab.)


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This year the cherry blossoms at Tom McCall Waterfront Park comes a little late, not during the apring break.


The weather was too good to take a good picture.

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Beautiful sunshine makes the spring break bright!


I saw the clouds changing from dinosaur to crocodile!

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It is the second annual "Ladies's Lab night". We prepared it with several lab equipments for fun time.


They created Chladni pattern by adjusting the frequency. 

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When there are friends come to visit Portland, most of time the Portland Rose Garden in Washington Park will be on a must-see list, and we also add the Tram on the list. By the way, even you have a Hop fastpass, you still need to get the ticket before you take the train. Since our friends will take off in few hours, we decide to show them a sky bird view of the city.

There are several ways to get to OHSU.  For example, taking public transit i.e. Bus, Light RailTrain. The Fare for the Tram is round way, and you only show it once to the staff on your way upto OHSU. When there are friends come to visit Portland, most of time the Portland Rose Garden in Washington Park will be on a must-see list, and we also add the Tram on the list.

Marquam Hill Upper Tram Terminal

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When I was a freshman, we used a white bread board to do the general physics experiment. Nowadays, students have circuit board to practice anything related to Electronic Circuit. They do not need to worry about having short loop or unexpected accidents in the lab.

Circuit Board

Few of my students do not like to use those wires for building series or parallel circuits. For me, it is always fun to play with lightbulbs, even it might be dim lighting still showing something.

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Right after I relocated myself into new apartment, it was time for me to get ready for Christmas vacation. Most of students booked flight tickets for Christmas vacation. Normally I would be on the same boat to fly home for a short visit, but this time I spent my vacation in Hood River just like what I used to do in the past. Of course, we went out to see those pretty Christmas lights in town.

Christmas Eve 2018

This one is always the best one in my mind! It is The Oak Street Hotel. They did lots of hard work to make the result so pretty!

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Last week was long week to me. Not only I had to take final exam for 500 level, but I also needed to grading final exam for 200 level course. I knew that most students studied at the Library since it was opened 24/7 during final week, but I could not do that anymore. 

Nice Sunny Day


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When we were scheduled the proctor for general physics final exam, I was lucky enough not to be put on the prctor list. In other words no need to work on my birthday, but I do need to grade exam papers the nexr day. At least on my birthday, I am able to prepare for my own final exam for fall term before enjoy my birthday dinner.


Happy Birthay to myself :)

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