1.2 million scientists…plus two. 1

*Actual Science Not to Scale

It’s been a week since the Science Without Borders speaker program at the National Science and Technology Fair. It was overwhelming to see even a small segment of the 80,000 young students who pack the exhibition halls and seminar rooms every day of the fair’s two-week run.


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The U.S. Embassy, represented by Deputy Chief of Mission Judith Cefkin, partnered with the National Museum of Science to develop the program. Dr. Andrew Powell of Asia Biobusiness came in from Singapore on his three-country biotechnology tour for the Lower Mekong Initiative. Dr. G. Louis Hornyak of the Asian Institute of Technology’s Center for Excellence in Nanotechnology is originally from Colorado, but had a shorter commute from their Rangsit international campus. The audience of 50 university students gave as good as they got after the presentations on climate change and food security and nanotechnology’s impact on large segments of everyday life; both speakers answered a variety of questions about careers and networking, agriculture and the economy, nutrition, medical advances and space research.

Here are their presentations:

Green biotechnology and the challenges
of climate change and food security
– Dr. Andrew Powell (PDF 2.2MB)

– Dr. Andrew Powell (PDF 1.8MB)

Nanotechnology Today – Dr. Louis Hornyak (PDF 1.0MB)

นาโนเทคโนโลยี – Dr. Louis Hornyak (PDF 1.0MB)

นาโนเทคโนโลยี-Thai-notes-Slide-3-4-13 – Dr. Louis Hornyak (PDF 1.0MB)

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