On April 27th, 2010, Amar was selected as a 2010 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar.
This is quite a prestigious award --- the number of recipients of this award is limited to 14 per year, and according to the explanation of the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation's website, the Foundation seeks young chemists "who demonstrate leadership in research and education. Nominations must provide compelling evidence of the advance of important knowledge in the chemical sciences by the nominee".
Amar is very much excited about receiving this award and looks forward to using the award's funds for stimulating more creative research from his students.
Please also check out the website of Amar's research group as well :-)
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Benjamin turned two on the 17th of April.
We had a little birthday party with Benjamin's friends and their families in one of his favorite parks in the neighborhood.
He loved having all of his favorite friends at one time and playing/running around the big park with them. And he loved the birthday song and birthday cake too, of course, even though he looked a little bit perplexed at first to see everyone singing the song for him, looking at him!
When he was asked, "How old are you, Benjamin?", he answered, "Two!" with just ONE finger up (;-) and made people laugh and smile.
Here are some photographs taken on the day, but you can check out all the photos here and here.
You can also see a video clip of birthday song and Benjamin's candle blowing here.