Event Name SLRI Teachers Workshop Online 2023
Start Date 10th Jul 2023
End Date 19th Jul 2023
Duration 10 days


In 2023, Synchrotron Light Research Institute (SLRI) and Lightsources for Africa, the Americas, Asia, Middle East and Pacific (LAAAMP) co-host a virtual professional development workshop for high school teachers of LAAAMP member countries and other interested participants with the goals as follows:

  • Introduce high school teachers to Siam Photon Laboratory (SPL) and research utilizing synchrotron-radiation based techniques, and how they can connect these concepts to their classrooms.
  • Build up a network of high school teachers interested in contributing to accessible teaching resources relating to synchrotron radiation and its applications.
  • Support and raise opportunities for students to conduct inquiry projects at synchrotron facilities.
  • Contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) No. 4 Quality Education and No. 17 Partnerships for the Goals.

This workshop will focus on Siam Photon Source (SPS), the biggest synchrotron light source in Southeast Asia and SPL, a synchrotron laboratory at SLRI, Thailand, and synchrotron applications in various fields of research, for instance, medical and energy research. The content of the workshop is related to Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and general Science and Mathematics. The workshop sessions will include lectures on synchrotron and its applications, a virtual tour of SPL and discussion sessions related to education programs to connect synchrotron facilities to the classroom.

The workshop will be run over eight 60-minute sessions at 7PM in Thailand (UTC/GMT +7) on weekdays during July 10-19, 2023. The high school teachers would have opportunity to meet teachers and researchers from different countries to form an international community for future collaborations.


Tracy Walker, Education Programs Lead, Canadian Light Source
Özgül Öztürk, Chair of SESAME Users' Committee, Member of LAAAMP Executive Committee, University of Siegen, Germany
Sekazi Mtingwa, Chair of LAAAMP Executive Committee
Wantana Klysubun, Chair of LAAAMP Regional USPC for Southeast Asia, Assistant Director for Academic and Research Affairs, SLRI Thailand
Pinit Kidkhonthod, LAAAMP Regional USPC for Southeast Asia, SLRI Thailand
Prae Chirawatkul, SLRI Thailand
Kanjana Thumanu, SLRI Thailand
Catleya Rojviriya, SLRI Thailand
Thakonwat Chanwattana, SLRI Thailand
Supinya Nijpanich, SLRI Thailand

Workshop website (programme and registration)