ผศ. ดร. สุภาพร พรไตร
Asst. Prof. Dr. Supaporn Porntrai

Room : Sc387
Phone : 0-4543-3110-2 ext. 4564
E-mail : sporntrai@gmail.com

Research field:
- Science and Technology Education


 
Educational Background
(2001)   B.Sc. (Biology) (2nd Class Honor), Khon Kaen University, Thailand
(2002)   Graduate Diploma (Teaching Profession), Khon Kaen University, Thailand
(2008)   Ph.D (Science and Technology Education),International Program, Mahidol University, Thailand
 
Fellowship/Research Grants
1998-2002 : The Promotion of Science and Mathematics Teachers Project from The Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and|
                    Technology, Bangkok, Thailand
2003-2008 : The Commission on Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Bangkok, Thailand
 
Training Experiences
2006: Inquiry-Based Learning, Center for Biology Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin USA. Supervisor: Dr Kevin J. Niemi
2006: Research on Wisconsin Fast Plants, Wisconsin Fast Plants Program, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin USA. Supervisor: Professor Paul H. Williams
2007:   Inquiry for Teaching and Learning Science, Hotel Windsur Suites, 3rd-12th September, Trainer: Dr Kevin J Niemi, Center for Biology Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
2008:   Inquiry for Teaching and Learning Science: Professional Development for Elementary School Teachers, Somkid Wittaya School, Rayong, 2nd-3rd August, Trainer: Dr Supaporn Porntrai, Department of Biological Science, Ubon Rajathanee University, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand.
 
Research Experiences
1.  Plant taxonomy of Order Myrtales in Khon Kaen University, Thailand.
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Pranom Chantaranothai. Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen  University, Thailand.
2.  Inquiry-based learning in high school biology classroom.
Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Suwimol Sumranwanich. Faculty of Education, Khon Kaen University, Thailand.
3.  Thesis: Biochemical and morphological changes during embryo development of the giant freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii de Man: An  inquiry-based laboratory exercise for undergraduate developmental biology.
Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Praneet Damrongphol. Faculty of Science, Mahidol  University, Thailand.
4.  Fast Plants: Genetics, Physiology, Ecology and Competition.
Advisor: Prof. Paul H. Williams. Department of Plant Pathology, University of  Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
 
Presentations/Publications
1. Jittivadhana, K., Suwanjinda, D., To-im, J., Poomsripanon, J., Kaveevivithchai, C., Porntrai, S., Pornpisuthimas, S., Gerdprasert, S., Chanchaichaowiwat, A., Panijpan, B., & Ruenwongsa, P. 2004. The Development of a Multimedia in Biology: Mutation. The 30th Congress on Science and Technology of Thailand. 19th to 21st October. Impact Arena, Bangkok, Thailand. [Poster Presentation]
2. Poomsripanon, J., To-im, J., Suwanjinda, D., Porntrai, S., Pornpisuthimas, S., & Chanchaichaowiwat, A. 2004. The Student of Satisfactory Evaluation and Improvement of Instructional Model of Biology Laboratory in the Topic of Animal Tissue for First Year Undergraduate Student, Mahidol University. The 30th Congress on Science and Technology of Thailand. 19th to 21st October. Impact Arena, Bangkok, Thailand. [Poster Presentation]
3. Suwanjinda, D., Porntrai, S., Jittivadhana, K., & Panbangred, W. 2005.  Science popularization by using the research of cure shrimp with bacteria as a model. The 15th Congress on Science and Technology in School, 26th to 29th January. Suratthani Rajabhat University, Thailand. [Oral Presentation with abstract]
4. Wuttiprom, S., Supasorn, S., Ponchaiya, S., and Porntrai, S. 2005. Interactive Demonstration in Science Quiz Show. The ICASE International Workshop. 4th to 7th April. Welcome Jomtien Beach Hotel, Cholburi, Thailand. [Workshop]
5. Porntrai, S., Damrongphol, P. and Niemi, K.J. 2007. Using Experiments to Study Plant Competition. Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers 49th Annual Convention. 23rd to 25th March. KI Convention Center, Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA. [Oral Presentation with abstract]
6. Porntrai, S., Niemi, K.J. and Williams, P.H. 2007. How Does Seed Size Affect Growth, Development, and Reproduction of Fast Plants. American Society of Plant Biology Booth. National Science Teacher Association 55th National Conference on Science Education. 29th March to 1st April. Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. [Workshop]
7. Porntrai, S., Damrongphol, P. and Williams, P.H. 2007. Teaching Principles of Heredity with Mustard: Rapid Cycling Brassica rapa as a Model for Medelian Genetics. The ICASE International Workshop. 6th to 9th November. Welcome Jomtien Beach Hotel, Cholburi, Thailand. [Oral Presentation with proceeding]
8. Porntrai, S., Damrongphol, P. and Williams, P.H. 2007. Teaching Medelian Genetics with Fast Plants: Rapid Cycling Brassica rapa as a Model for Understanding Principle of Heredity in Thai Classroom. 1st International Conference on Science Education in the Asia-Pacific. 28th to 29th November. Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. [Oral Presentation with proceeding]
9. Porntrai, S., Niemi, K.J. and Williams, P.H. 2008. Inquiry with Fast Plants Seeds to Meet the Science Education Standards. Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers 50th Annual Convention. 13th to 15th March. Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, USA. [Oral Presentation with abstract]  
10. Porntrai, S., Damrongphol, P. and Niemi, K.J. 2008. Plant Competition Experiment: the way to promote the process of scientific inquiry and investigate competition in nature in the classroom. National Science Teacher Association 56th National Conference on Science Education. 27th to 30th March. Boston, Massachusetts, USA. [Oral Presentation with abstract]
11. Porntrai, S. and Damrongphol, P. 2008. A simple in vitro culture of freshwater prawn embryos for laboratory investigation. Journal of Biological Education.  43(3): 138-141. [Research Article]