visitor exchange


Space Out

NASA Associate Administrator for Science and Shuttle Astronaut Dr. John Grunsfeld, and Dr. Matt Mountain, Director of Space Telescope Science Institute, shared photos and experiences with students at Chulalongkorn University on November 12.  Several hundred students attended live and via Google Hangout at the session hosted by the university’s Faculty of Science.  Dr. Grunsfeld reiterated the need for […]


Creative Content

John Andrews, U.S. producer of the famous “Beavis and Butt-Head” show was the featured speaker for the August 14-16 Thai-U.S. Creative Partnership Speakers Program Series.  John continues to focus on the development of independent content and shared his knowledge with several audiences during his visit.  Pictures can be found at:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.198488620326339.1073741833.155669874608214&type=3


On the Road to Chicago for Greener Thai Buildings

Several Thai government officials and academics responsible for the development of green technology and green architecture in Thailand joined a roadshow to Chicago in August. The group visited with U.S. government agencies, private companies, and education institutes to learn about U.S. green experiences, as well as the advancement of green technologies and trends.  Participants on […]


Embassy Science Fellow’s Lecture at KMUTNB 2

On June 10 Dr. Troy Pierce, US Embassy Science Fellow from the Environmental Protection Agency, gave a guest lecture on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill at King Mongkut University of Technology North Bangkok.  Dr. Warapong Tungittiplakorn, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, invited him to speak to a seminar class of 50 Agro-industrial technology undergraduates […]


The complete package |

This seminar attracted nearly 100 members of the Thai Packaging Association, representing local producers. Professor Siripong Malasri from the Engineering School at Christian Brothers University in Tennessee presented his overview of Distribution Packaging, while Kasetsart University Professors Ngamtip and Tunyarut discussed U.S. legislation in food packaging, and design of packaging for food products. Unpack their […]


Creative contacts speak out |

A significant element of the Creative Partnership is to use our networking moxie and contacts to develop low-cost (ok, free!) programs that provide direct access to experts in innovative technologies. The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is a great partner for this, arranging speaker programs for these VIPs (Very Intelligent Persons) every month. Here are the […]


Going Green, Coast to Coast | โลกสีเขียวข้ามทวีป

Mr. Mongkol Prongjuntuek recently shared some of his photographs and experiences with us from an August 2012 Climate Change program in the U.S. The group of international visitors met with government and businesses in Washington, D.C., Tampa, Florida, Sacramento, California, and finally Denver, Colorado. Over 21 days they tackled jetlag and shared their expertise in […]


The air up there

Pornpang Uttamang, a scientist from the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT),  traveled to California in fall 2012 for a U.S. State Department Individual Visitor Program on “Air Pollution Modeling in the US.” Ms. Uttamang visited the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for meetings which covered modeling systems and how they assist environmental regulation and monitoring. […]


Secondhand New Beginnings | ประสบการณ์การเข้าร่วมอบรมโครงการ IVLP ของคุณภาวุธ พงษ์วิทยภานุ

E-commerce guru and internet business innovator Pawoot (Pom) was selected for this year’s U.S. Department of State “A New Beginning” entrepreneurship exchange September 22-October 16, 2012. Like the other 30 visitors from around the globe, Pom used social media to keep up with his family and business from 12-15 time zones away, and struggled with […]