PENThai Activities

PENThai Annual Seminar

The 1st PENThai Annual Seminar : 19 - 21 November 2010, Sattaheeb, Chonburi, Thailand

The 2nd PENThai Annual Seminar : 20 - 22 January 2012, University of Phayao, Phayao, Thailand

Followings are the activities organized or participated by PENThai members. The activities were sorted by dates.

Activities in the year 2013

  • 21 - 22 Mar 13: PENThai members have joined the 2013 Siam Physics Congressat Chiang Mai Grandview Hotel and Convention Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand. One member, Mr.Trai Unyapoti, has presented his poster on the topic of "Student understanding of electric field related with the inverse square law".
  • Feb 13: Mr.Dit Prapertchob had a MSc-thesis proposal exam. 


Activities in the year 2012

  • 22 - 24 Jun 12: PENThai team helped organize the "Local Science" activity for 2nd-year Biology students at the "Bio Camp", Rayong.
  • 9 Jun 12: PENThai team helped Department of Biology conduct the TOT (Train of the Trainer) for Biology 3rd and 4th-year students on "Bio.QUEST" or "Local Science".
  • 30 May 12: PENThai team performed a quiz-show on "Physics in Apple" to the new first-year science students at Mahidol University, Salaya.
  • 18 May 12: Mr.Chatchai Pawong also had his PhD thesis defended. Congratulations!
  • 17 May 12: Mr.Uttapol Klunboot had his PhD thesis defended. Congratulations!
  • 10 - 11 May 12: PENThai members gave oral and poster presentations at the 2012 Siam Physics Congress (SPC) in Ayutthaya, Thailand. Click here to see all the abstracts.
  • 29 Feb 12: Mr.Singha Prasithipong has his thesis defended. Congratulations! 
  • 3 Feb 12: Mr.Uttapol Klunboot presented his poster "The temperature effects of Diode Laser on pulpal thissues for the teth whitening treatment" at the 3rd International Science, Social Science, Engineering and Energy Conference (ISEEC 2012), Rose Garden Riverside, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand.
  • 2 Feb 12: Mr.Singha Prasitpong is awarded Honorable Mention from the Office of National Research Council of Thailand, for his invention "Demonstration Kit for teaching Direction of Frictional Force". Read more on Engineering Today. Congratulations Singha! :-)
  • 20 - 22 Jan 12: The 2nd PENThai Annual Seminar, University of Phayao, Phayao, Thailand
  • 18 Jan 12: Miss Jiradawan Huntula has her PhD thesis defended. Congratulations! 
  • 11 Jan 12: R-Club Workshop on "Stellarium", by Miss Wanvisa Talathaisong --> Download the program
  • 4 Jan 12: PENThai New Year Party

Activities in the year 2011

  • 15 Dec 11: R-Club Workshop on "Mathematica", by Mr.Prateep Pimsarn --> Download the software (for Mahidol staff/student only)
  • 10 - 18 Jul 11: PENThai members helped organize the 42nd IPhO event at Chulalongkorn Unviersity, Bangkok, Thailand. Photocopy of the exam papers is a very important task for this event!
  • 14 - 15 May 11: The 1st meeting of PENThai coreteam, Nakhon Nayok, Thailand.
  • 21 Apr 11: Miss Umporn Wutchan has her PhD thesis defended. Congratulations!
  • 23-25 Mar 11: PENThai members have presented research studies at the Siam Physics Congress (SPC) 2011 at the Ambassador City Jomtien, Pattaya, Chonburi.
  • 12 Jan 11: PENThai members have offered two workshops at the 20th Conference on Science and Mathematics in School, at Chaing-Rai Rajabhat University. The workshops included "How to find directions of frictional forces  using bristles" and "Teaching scientific skills via finger prints activity".
  • 5 Jan 11: PENThai New-Year party! (Click to see photos)

Activities in the year

  • 23 Nov 10: PENThai weekly group meeting: The group has made an AAR for the 1st PENThai Annual Seminar that has just finished two days before.
  • 19 - 21 Nov 10: The 1st PENThai Annual Seminar, Sattaheeb, Chonburi
  • 17 Nov 10: PENThai weekly group meeting; Miss Umporn Wutchana presented her thesis research on "Reality Physics Teaching" and Mr.Attapon presented his research progress on "Tooth Bleaching using Laser". And a final touch on the plan for the 1st PENThai Annual Seminar at Sattaheeb is discussed.
  • 10 Nov 10: PENThai weekly group meeting; all members reported their work progress and plans for the 1st PENThai Annual Seminar at Sattaheeb.
  • Oct 10: Mr.Nattakit Sawadthaisong has his PhD thesis defened. Congratulations!
  • 22 - 27 Aug 10: Miss Umporn Wutchana and Dr.Suttida Rakapao has participated in the 2010 International Physics Education Conference, France.
  • 18 Aug 10: PENThai and Optics groups helped organize the "Open House" event of the Faculty of Science, Mahidol Univesrity.
  • 27 May 10: Mr.Singha Prasitpong gave a dissertation proposal to 4 physics committee. His proposed research title is "Development of the teaching module to improve students' understanding of the frictional force".
  • 27 May 10: Miss Suttida Rakkapao had her thesis defended. Her thesis title is "A novel teaching module of earthquakes based on an inquiry approach". Congratulations to Suttida!
  • 21 May 10: PENThai members conducted "physics show" at the Pre-sessional Science Camp for 1st-year science students, Mahidol University, Salaya.
  • 21 Apr 10: Mr.Kreetha Kaewkhong had his thesis defended. His thesis title is "The development of an inquiry-based learning unit in light relection and refraction".
  • 18 Jan 10: PENThai group organized science activities and science quiz show to secondary-school students at Wat Bang Kram, Surat-thani, the southern part of Thailand. (See pictures on PENThai Facebook)
  • 9 Jan 10: PENThai group set up a fun and exciting activity for young children at the "Science Street" festival on Children's day.
  • 8 Jan 10: A new-year and 9th Anniversity party of PENThai group.

Activities in the year

  • 2 Nov 09: Prof.Chris Isacc Larnder from John Abbott College, Quebec, Cananda, kindly visited PENThai and gave a very interesting talk on physics teaching and learning for the CEGEP students at his college.
  • 26 Oct 09: Miss Thanida Sujarittham defends her MSc thesis  ("Applying Electromagnetism for Enhancing Students’ understanding in Force and Motion") 
  • 21 Oct 09:  PENThai group organized a special dinner, called "PENThai thanks party", for foreign professors and friends who have been working with us. The event purpose was to thank them for taking care of our PENThai students when they were doing research overseas. Everyone had a wonderful night together. See details
  • 19-23 Oct 09: PENThai students have participated in the ICPE2009 conference in Bangkok, Thailand. They helped organize the conference as well as presented their works. Many physics educators from all over the world have participated in this conference.
  • 10 Sep 09: Apisit Tongchai, PENThai's alumni who has just finished his PhD study, went to visit his old school in his hometown to give a speech for the students at the school (See his blog)
  • 25 Aug 09: Mr Apisit Tongchai defends his thesis ("Development of a Conceptual Survey in Mechanical Waves")  
  • 19 August 09: PENThai group presents "Physics Quiz Show" to high-school students who visit Faculty of Science, Mahidol University at the Open House event. (See details)
  • 17 August 09: Umporn and Natthakit have returned to Thailand after spending one-year time doing reseach in the US, welcome back!
  • 13 July 09: Kreetha Kaewkhong, a Ph.D. student, has also returned to Bangkok. He spent one year at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. (Download his presentation about his experience here: PDF 6.21 MB
  • 19 - 20 June 09: PENThai group has conducted a "Local Science" activity to high-school teachers at Benjamarachutis, Ratchaburi. There were teachers from this school and also from Wisutarangsi, Kanchanaburi. This was to prepare teachers for the "Science Project" curriculum taught to M.4-6 students. (See details)
  • 23 May 09: Suthida Rakkapao, a Ph.D. student, has returned to Thailand after spending one year time doing research at Michigan State University, USA as a visiting scholar. Welcome back! (download her presentation about her experience in the US here: PDF 3.9MB)
  • 20 May 09: PENThai members conducted physics activities for Science-Faculty freshmen at the 5th Presessional Science Camp, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Salaya campus.
  • 12 May 09: Decha defends his thesis ("Development of Physics Teaching Approach for High School Students")
  • 6 - 10 May 09: Our group members helped organize the 8th Thai Physics Olympiad (TPhO8), held at Armed Force Academies Preparatory School, Nakonnayok province. (see TPhO8 website)
  • 25 April - 1 May 09: Our group members helped organize the 10th Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO10), held at Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand (see APhO10 website).
  • 7 April 09: Thanida (Kwang) tells us her story of attending the conference in Cyprus - FISER2009. Read her story more ...
  • 31 March 09: Three lecturers from Department of Chemistry at Burapha University come to visit PENThai group. The MSc curriculum for chemistry teachers at Burapha and PENThai research will be discussed.
  • 21-26 March 09: Apisit and Thanida presented their work at the FISER'09 Conference in Cyprus, Turkey (see details)
  •  19-21 March 09: Chatchai and Jiradawan practiced their presentations for the SPC2009 in Cha-am (Conference's website)
  • 17 March 09: Prof Richard Lindgren from USA visited PENThai members and give a talk about his work on online teacher-training (Read detials)
  • 17 Feb 09: Jiradawan Huntula will be presenting her pre-research proposal at the PENThai meeting, all are welcome 

Activities in the year 2008