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English Presentation on my paper at the CATS 1986 in Hangzhou China: It has been 18 years since I presented my paper at the 1st China-Japan Joint Symposium On Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis, CATS-1986, in Hangzhou University, China.  How time flies!
About the above Photo: It was in November 1986 when I presented my paper at the 1st China-Japan Joint Symposium On Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis, CATS-1986 at ZheJiang University, Hangzhou, China. How time flies! Please click on CATSphotos! to see some photos at CATS 1986 and CATS 2005.

I taught at Wilkes University from August 1994 to August 2002.
I have been a full-time tenured professor of Mathematics at Keystone College since August 2002.
Sample Article: http://www.springerlink.com/content/4n56g41051716382/?MUD=MP
Sample Abstract: http://jointmathematicsmeetings.org/meetings/national/jmm/1035-z1-1000.pdf

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    (570) 945-8414 (or e-mail: Youyu.Phillips@keystone.edu.) If you registered for my classes at Keystone College, please check information at http://moodlerooms.keystone.edu.

  • I posted some photos taken in China in Summer 2004: Please click ChinaPhotos!
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    You will find some photos of our 2005 trip to Florida and of Halloweens by clicking FYI!
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  • I was born and raised in China. I graduated from Shanghai Normal University Fengxian Campus (former Shanghai Teachers' College of Technology) in December, 1980. Prior to coming to North America, I taught at Sonjiang School for Medical Professionals of Shanghai, studied at East China University of Science and Technologies (Former East China University of Chemical Technology), taught at the Former Shanghai Institute of Educations (now combined with East China Normal University).

    I have been a Sunday volunteer Chinese and SAT Math teacher at Guanghua School http://www.guanghuachinese.org from fall 2002 to spring 2013. I have also worked as a consultant and translater for LAID company in fall 2001. Please click Discussion! if you are interested in Chinese language and culture.
  • I received my Ph.D. from University of Ottawa in Canada in 1994.
    I received my M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (Applied Math) from East China Universiry of Science and Technology in Shanghai, China in 1986.
    I received my M.Sc. in Mathematics from Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, USA in 2004.
  • I have been a member of the American Chemical Society since 1993.
    I taught at Wilkes University from 1994 to 2002.
    I was a member of the Electrochemical Society in Canada and USA, from 1990 to 2002.

    At Keystone College, I have been teaching the following course since fall 2002:

    Mathematics throughout History
    Mathematics Throughout History Trigonometry
    College Algebra
    College Mathematics I and II
    Mathematics Education and Methods (Secondary)
    Calculus I
    Calculus II
    also taught
    Calculus III
    Discrete Mathematics
    Differential Equations
    First Year Seminar
    General Chemistry Lab
    Graphics / CAD

    At Wilkes University I taught a number of classes between Fall 1994 to August 2002:
  • CHM 115A, Elements and Compounds
  • CHM 116, Chemical Reactions
  • PHY 170, Concepts in Physics and Chemistry
  • CHM 251, Physical Chemistry I
  • CHM 253, Physical Chemistry I laboratory
  • CHM 222 / CHM 298, Systematic Inorganic Chemistry
      (Writing Intensive) and laboratory

    I was an adjunct professor at NCC-Monroe/Bethlehem campus between 1995 and 2002.
    At NCC, I taught mathematics and chemistry:
  • MATH 145, Trigonometry
  • CHEM 135, Chemistry of Life

  • Publications and Presentations
  • "Mathematics Education in the USA, Russia and China"
    Youyu Phillips (Session Chair and Presenter), the World Education Day-2017 (WED-2017) Conference, International Conference Center, Dalian, China, September 27, 2017
  • "Teaching Statistics through Baseball Data and Excel"
    Youyu Phillips (Poster Presenter), ASC 2014, Sydney, Australia, Monday, July 7, 2014
  • "Mathematics Education and Mathematics Competition"
    Youyu Phillips (Presenter), Athens, Greece, Monday, June 30, 2014
    Athens: ATINER'S Conference Paper Series, No: EMS2014-1084.
  • "Bilingual Mathematics Education and Mathematical Olympiads"
    Youyu Phillips (Presenter), Athens, Greece, Monday, June 17, 2013
    ATINER'S Conference Paper Series, No: MAT2013-0472
  • "Chinese Language in Chinese Mathematics Olympics"
    Chinese School Association in the United States (CSAUS), The 9th National Conference. Cincinnati, OH. December 8, 2012, Speakers' Category: Cultural Education and Language Education
  • "Statistical Methodology with Calculators and Microsoft Excel"
    YouyuPhillips (Poster Presenter), ASC 2012, Adelaide, Australia, Tuesday, July 10, 2012
  • (Book Review) "Alexander Karp and Bruce R. Vogeli (eds): Russian mathematics education: history and world significance. Series on mathematics education"
    YouyuPhillips, (Springer International Journal of Mathematics Education) ZDM: Volume 44, Issue 3 (2012), Page 453-455 Available electronically on SpringerLink
  • "Mathematics as a Progressive Role in Education and Training"
    Youyu Phillips (Speaker), the PSMATYC math conference on October 23, 2010 at Harrisburg Central Pennsylvania's Community College (HACC).
  • "The Use of Technology in Mathematics Education"
    (Part I) Youyu Phillips (Speaker and Session Chair), Second International Conference on Education Technology and Computer, Shanghai, China, June 24, 2010. ICETC2010 Proceedings, Volume 1, pages 499-503
    (Part II) was presented at the International Conference on Educational Interfaces between Mathematics and Industry in Lisbon, Portugal for on October 14, 2011.
  • "The Art of Chinese Abacus"
    (Part I) Youyu Phillips (Speaker), Roy Phillips and Mingchun Du, The Joint Mathematics Meeting of the KMS and AMS. Seoul, Korea. December 17, 2009.
    (Part II) was presented at Saint Joseph University for Mathematics Awareness Day on April 21, 2011.
    Dr. Youyu Phillips was the Invited Guest Speaker of Department of Mathematics at Saint Joseph University.
  • "Application of Differential Equations for Natural Sciences and More"
    YouyuPhillips (Speaker), The International Conference on Applied Analysis and Scientific Computation. Shanghai, China. June 25, 2009
  • "My Report and Thoughts about December¡¯s CSAUS Conference in Chicago"
    YouyuPhillips, the Dawn Quarterly, page 35, Volume 10, April 2009.
  • "Chinese and English Bilingual Mathematics"
    YouyuPhillips (Speaker), the US-China Joint Conference, the CSAUS Conference, December 13, 2008, Chicago, Illinois
  • "Enhancing Teacher Quality in Mathematics Education"
    YouyuPhillips (Speaker), the National Conference ¨C Math Rocks at Split Rock, November 7, 2008, Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania
  • "Preserving Minority Cultural Diversity in Western China"
    YouyuPhillips (Speaker), the International Conference in Xian, China, on July 23, 2008.
  • "Understanding and Valuing Differences between Chinese and American Cultures"
    YouyuPhillips (Speaker), the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE 2008). May 29, Orlando, Florida.
  • "From Chinese Mathematics to Calculus and Beyond"
    Youyu Phillips (Speaker), the Joint Meeting of AMS and MAA at the San Diego Convention Center on January 6, 2008. San Diego, CA.
  • "Environment, Energy and Natural Resources of China, Cooperation with the Silk Road Countries and the USA"
    Youyu Phillips (Speaker), Proceedings of ICM 2007, Globalization Challenge and Management Transformation, Volume 3, pages 1655-1660, ISBN 978-7-900224-38-5. Wuhan, Hubei, China, August 5, 2007.
  • "International Trade between China, Other Silk Road Countries and the USA"
    Youyu Phillips (Speaker), CES 2007 International Conference: Economic Transition, Regional Growth, and Sustainable Development, Changsha, Hunan, China, July 28, 2007.
  • "Euler's Symbols and Standardized Modern Mathematics Notations"
    Youyu Phillips (Speaker), 2007AMS Special Session on History of Mathematics on Leonhard Euler's Tercentenary, Hoboken, NY, Sunday, April 15, 2007.
  • "Calculus of Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics"
    Youyu Phillips (Speaker), 2007 Joint Mathematics Meetings of AMS (American Mathematical Society) and MAA (Mathematical Association of America), January Abstract #1023-L5-703, New Orleans Meeting Program of Joint Mathematics Meetings in Notices of the AMS, page 169, New Orleans, LA, Monday, January 8, 2007.
  • "The United States Investment in China and Relevant Mathematical Applications"
    Youyu Phillips, the Keystone College Concerts and Lecture Series, President's Dining Room, Keystone College, La Plume, PA, Thursday, November 9, 2006
  • "Trade between China, India and the USA as Energy Demand and Demographic Characteristics Evolve"
    Youyu Phillips (Speaker), PACE 2006 International Workshop and Summer Camp for Environmental and Resource Economists, PACE 2006 Workshop Journal, pages 111-143, Qingdao, Shandong, China, July 18-21, 2006.
  • "Rapid Growth of China, Competition with India, and Effects on the Economy of the USA"
    Youyu Phillips (Speaker), the International Conference "CES2006 Governing Rapid Growth in China: Efficiency, Equity and Institutions" in Shanghai, July 2-4, 2006.
  • "China and India: Partners or Competitors?"
    Prabhat Kumar(Moderator), Youyu Phillips (Speakers), and Jim West (Moderator), 31st Annual Great Decisions Foreign Affairs Lecture Series, YWCA Bethlehem, PA, USA, March 29, 2006.
  • "Hydro Thermal and Mechanical Energies with Their Environmental Impacts"
    YouyuPhillips (Speaker), 4th International and 6th Japan-China Joint Symposium on Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis, Program on October 7 Friday 16:00PM B11:
    http://www.chem.kindai.ac.jp/cats2005/, Fukuoka, Japan, October 7, 2005.
  • "Getting Students to Discuss Mathematics"
    Youyu Phillips (Speaker), Joint Meeting of American Mathematical Society and Mathematical Association of America. Atalanta, GA, January Abstract
    #1003-A1-902, Atlanta Meeting Program of Joint Mathematics Meetings, page 32, 2:30PM (733), Thursday, January 6, 2005.
  • "Chemistry Laboratory Experiments"
    YouYu Phillips, Department of Biology, Chemistry and Health Sciences, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Spring 2002.
  • "Physical Chemistry Laboratory Experiments"
    YouYu Phillips & Howard Swain, Department of Biology, Chemistry and Health Sciences, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Copyright 2000.
  • "Surface Electrochemistry and Kinetics and Anodic Bromine Formation at Platinum"
    Brian E. Conway, YouYu Phillips and Shiyuan Qian, J. Chem. Soc. Faraday Trans., 91(2), 283-293, 1995.
  • "Kinetics and Mechanisms of Anodic Bromine Formation Reaction"
    YouYu Phillips (Speaker and section vice-Chairperson) and Brian E. Conway, The Electrochemical Society Honolulu International Symposia, May 16-21, 1993.
  • "Theoretical Modification and Calculations of Mixing Properties from the van der Waals Equation"
    YouYu and Ying Hu, Journal of Shanghai Institute of Education, 4, 58, 1987.
  • "A New Teflon Isothermal Dilution Calorimeter"
    Jindan Bao, YouYu, Youzhen Xie and Ying Hu, Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica, 3, 534, 1987.
  • "Experimental Design of the Isothermal Calorimetry"
    Jindan Bao, YouYu (Speaker), Youzhen Xie and Ying Hu, the China-Japan Joint Symposium on Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis, November, 1986.

    I enjoy traveling around the world. "I Travel not to escape my life, but for my life not to escape me."

    Countries/Places Visited/Visiting/Living

    1. China (Shanghai; Beijing; Changsha, Changde, Hekou, Jinshi of Hunan; Wuhan of Hubei; Baidicheng of Sichuan; Hangzhou,Yiwu, Jiashan, Jiaxing, Qiandaohu of Zhejiang; Nanjiang, Suzhou, Wuxi, Xiangshui, Huaiying of Jiangsu; Zhengzhou, Shaolin Temple of Henan; Xian of Shaanxi; Qingdao of Shandong, Dalian of Liaoning, Guangzhou of Guangdong)

  • At East China Normal University International Exchange Service Center, Shanghai, China, on May 11, 2014

  • At East China Normal University, Shanghai, China, on May 12, 2014

  • At Songjiang No. 2 Middle School, Shanghai, China, on May 17, 2014

  • Photo of Youyu, Jingya and Wenqi on May 18, 2014 in Shanghai

  • Photos at Neo-Sunshine Hotel, Shanghai, China, on May 18, 2014

  • Youyu, Heaven and Mingchun at Yanshan Hotel, Beijing, China, on May 19, 2014

  • In Memory of my Mom who passed away on December 23, 2015
  • More Rememberrance. Photos 1-4 taken in May 1995. Photo 5 taken on July 26, 2005 in Memory of Mr. Xiao. Photo 6 taken in spring 1986 in Memory of Mr. Dayong Chen

    with Xinhong's family in Shanghai on November 2, 2019
    with my father in Shanghai on November 2, 2019
    with my nephew in Shanghai on November 2, 2019
    with my brother, sister-in-law, and great nephew in Shanghai on November 2, 2019
    with my brothers in Shanghai on November 2, 2019
    2. Canada (Ottawa, Toronto, Windsor, Niagara Falls of Ontario; Vancouver of British Coulumbia; St. John of New Brunswick; Hull, Montreal, Quebec of Quebec)

  • In Memory of my friend Sandra. Photo taken in 1990. Cecil, Youyu, Sandra and Leslie in Ottawa

  • December 15, 2016 in Ottawa

  • December 17, 2016 in Toronto

  • At Niagara Falls of Ontario on December 18, 2016

    3. USA (Washington, D.C.; New York, Syracuse, Suffern, Taxedo Park, Binghamton, Watertown, Niagara Falls, Cooperstown, Whitney Point, Prattsburgh, Moriah, Albany, Cartland, Kirkwood of New York; Harrison, Kearney, Hoboken, Mahwah, Newark, Jersey, Paterson, Trenton, Princeton, Atlantic City of New Jersey; Philadelphia, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, La Plume, Kingston, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, State College, Gettysburg, Wyoming, Tannersville, Bethlehem, Tunkhannock, Hawley, Montrose, Watsontown, Olyphant, Peckville, Kennett Square, Selinsgrove, Danville, Carbondale, Homestead, Weatherly, Jim Thorpe, Harpursville of Pennsylvania; Kalamazoo, Detroit of Michigan; Cincinnati, Cleveland of Ohio; Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach of Florida, Maui, Hawaii Big Island, Oahu, Honolulu of Hawaii; Minneapolis of Minnesota; Chicago, DeKalb, West Lafayette of Illinois; Kansas City of Missouri; Kansas of Kansas; Evergreen of Alabama; Newton of Mississippi; Lafayette, New Orleans of Louisiana; Hagerstown, Bethesda of Maryland; San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Fremont, San Jose of California; Louisville of Kentucky; Milwaukee, West Bend of Wisconsin; Salisbury, Rocky Mount, Wilson, Charlotte of North Carolina; Forest Park, Atlanta, Savannah of Georgia; Clemson, Hilton Head Island, Charleston, Myrtle Beech, Murrells Inlet of South Carolina; Houston, Grapevine, Lewisville, Austin of Texas; Bristol, Troutville, Lexington, Chincoteagua of Virginia; Cookeville of Tennessee; Boston of Massachusetts; Holly Grove, Brinkley of Arkansas; Hockessin of Delaware)

  • At 2013 Keystone College Leadership Reception on April 23, 2013

  • Photo of Roy and Maia at Hartford Fair in Montrose, PA on August 20, 2013

  • With my Students Jeremey, Heather and James at 2014 Regional Undergraduate Research Symposium at Penn State Worthington on April 17, 2014

  • With my student Maddie at 2014 Keystone College Undergraduate Research Celebration on April 30, 2014

  • At 2014 Keystone College Leadership Reception on May 1, 2014

  • News of July 8, 2014 (The Citizen's Voice) with regard to SEM in Kingston, PA

  • January 11, 2017 at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

  • I have been the president of Chinese American Association of Northeast Pennsylvania since 2013.

  • Youyu, Mia, Yili and CiCi on December 31, 2013 (Photo taken by Roy)

  • Wilkes-Barre Citizen's Voice, Photo of February 8, 2014

  • At International Food Court, Knoebels, Elysburg, PA, June 1, 2014

  • Wilkes-Barre Citizen's Voice, February 22, 2015

  • At the United Nations in New York City, Summer, 2016

  • Photo taken September 17, 2016

  • Photos taken January 28, 2017

  • Photo of my father Haozhang, my students Yitian and Xiangni etc. taken 10/7/2017

  • Photo (Citizens Voice Newspaper) taken February 17, 2018

  • Photos below taken on September 22, 2018
  • Photo of February 9, 2019. Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice

  • In Memory of Andrew's Grandma(photo of me with her in 1989), Roy's babysitter and our ex-landlady (photos of 1999, they each held Roy)

    Photo at Niagara Falls, NY on August 23, 2021

    4. Japan (Tokyo, Narita, Osaka, Fukuoka)

  • 5. The Netherlands (Amsterdam)

  • Roy at Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdan on March 22,2008
    2008March20 053.jpg:

    6. Italy (Venice, Dolo, Milan, Palermo)

  • Roy in Venice on March 23, 2008
    2008March20 092.jpg:

    7. Mexico (Cancun, Chichen Itza)

  • with Roy at Kulkulkan Pyramid in Chichen Itza, Mexico, on August 13, 2009


    8. South Korea (Seoul)

  • at the First Joint Meeting of KMS (Korean Mathematical Society) and AMS (American Mathematical Society) in Seoul Korea on December 17, 2009
    Dr. Youyu Phillips at the First Joint Meeting of KMS (Korean Mathematical Society) and AMS (American Mathematical Society).:

    9. Portugal (Lisbon)

  • in Lisbon on October 13, 2010. The bridge in Lisbon looks just like the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA in the US.

    10. Ireland (Dublin)

  • In Dublin on October 16, 2010.
    2010Oct16Dublin Ireland.JPG:

    11. Finland (Helsinki, Suomenlinna)

  • Roy in the Suomenlinna Island, Helsinki on July 20.

  • Youyu in Helsinki on July 21.

    12. Germany (Munich, Freising)

  • In Munich on July 17, 2011.

  • Photos of Roy on June 28, 2014 in Freising

  • Photos of Roy at Technological University of Munich on June 28, 2014 in Freising

    13. Spain (Barcelona)

  • At Guell Park in Barcelona on July 23, 2011.

    14. U.K. (London)

  • with Roy at London Tower Bridge on August 16, 2011

    15. Australia (Melbourne, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Sydney, Gordon, Brisbane)

  • At Adelaide Convention Center on July 9, 2012.

  • At Chinese Garden of Friendship in Sydney on July 8, 2014

  • December 29, 2018 in Brisbane

    16. Greece (Athens, Poros, Aegina, Hydra, Sounion, Delphi, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Sparti)

  • In Hydra, June 19, 2013.

  • In Athens on June 23, 2013

  • Presenting"Mathematics Education and Mathematics Competition" on June 30, 2014

  • The photo below taken on July 1, 2014. Left to Right: ..., ..., Sean Yee, ..., ..., ..., Codruta Stoica, Nina Hayfa, Ampala Nanthkumar, Nicholas Pappas, Youyu Phillips, Hiba Othman, Rafik Aramyan, Kristina Holmberg, Zerrin Ayvas Reis, Don Allen
  • Photo of Roy on June 28 in Athens
  • Roy's Photos of June 30, 2014. Educational Urban Walk guided by Dr. Gregory Katsas

    17. France (Senlis, Paris, Chantilly)

  • Photo of June 27, 2014. Sylvie, Youyu and Roy in Paris
  • Photos of June 27, 2014. Sylvie and Youyu at Le Lourve in Paris

  • In front of the Self Portrait (at his age 22) of German artist and mathematician Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)

  • Photos of June 27, 2014. Roy in Paris

  • With Roy at the Eiffel Tower on June 27, 2014

  • With Sylvie on Rue Descartes in Paris

  • Roy with the Giant Egg in Paris on July 14, 2014

    18. Sweden (Stockholm)

  • Photo of Youyu on June 26, 2014

  • Roy's Photos of June 26, 2014

    19. Denmark (Copenhagen, Langelinie)

  • At Little Mermaid Statue in Langelinie on July 15, 2014

  • At Grand Gefion Fountain in Copenhagen on July15,2014

  • Roy on his way to Langelinie on July 15, 2014

  • Roy in Copenhagen on July 15, 2014

    20. Switzerland (Zurich)

  • At Lake Zurich on March 14,2017

    21. the Bahamas (Nassau, Atlantis, Princess Cays on the island of Eleuthera)

  • January 8, 2018 in Nassau

    22. Austria (Vienna, Salzburg)

  • March 12, 2018 in Vienna

  • March 15, 2018 in Salzburg

    23. Taiwan (Taipei)

  • Jamuary 8, 2019 in Taipei

    24. New Zealand (Auckland, Hobbiton, Waitomo)

  • January 3, 2019 in Hobbiton

  • January 3, 2018 at Glowworm Cave in Waitomo

  • At Auckland Zoo on January 6, 2019

    25. Argentina (Buenos Aires)
    At Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    26. Uruguay (Colonia del Sacramento)
    in Clonia del Sacramento, Uruguay on August 14, 2019
    27. Hungary (Budapest)
    At Szechenyi Chain Bridge on March 11, 2020.

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