Nationality: Chinese: Taipei
Country of residence: China: Taipei
Discipline: Chemistry, science education
Born in: 1957
Mei-Hung Chiu is a Distinguished Professor of Science Education at the Graduate Institute of Science Education (GISE) of the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU). She has a BS in chemistry (NTNU), Ed.M. and Ed.D. from Harvard University. She has published more than 100 articles about chemistry curriculum, students’ conceptual understanding and changes, gender gap in STEM education, systems thinking, and modelling-based instruction in science learning in international and national well-known journals, such as Journal of Research in Science Teaching (JRST, top journal in science education), Science Education, International Journal of Science Education, International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education (SSCI), British Journal of Educational Technology, Chemical Education Theory and Practice (SSCI), Journal of Chemical Education (ACS official journal). She also co-edited or edited four books, including Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Madame Marie Sklodowska Curie’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2012; Chemical Education and Sustainability in the Global Age published in 2013. She was a recipient of the Distinguished Contribution to Chemical Education Award from the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies in 2009; the Distinguished Contribution to Science Education Award from Eastern-Asian Science Education Association in 2016; and the 2021 IUPAC Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineer Award.
Past and current positions
Prof. Chiu has served as a volunteer to international scientific organizations for promoting science education, in particular, for chemistry education. She was the chair of the IUPAC’s Biennial International Conference on Chemical Education in Taiwan (2010), Chair of Committee on Chemistry Education of IUPAC (2012-2015), Titular member of Committee of Chemistry Education (2008-2011, 2016-17), elected member of Bureau and member of Executive Committee (2016-2023) of IUPAC. She was the Project Director of Asian Chemical Education Network of Federation of Asian Chemical Societies. She served as International Coordinator (2008-2010) and President of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST based in the USA, 2016-2017; the first president from a non-English speaking country). She was the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Chemistry Education in Taiwan since 2014. There have been 15 million visits to the official website of the CET since May 4, 2014. She serves as the Chair of Committee on Chemistry Education of Chemical Society Located in Taipei since 2010. She was the chair of GISE of NTNU from 1996-2002. Finally, she was the Project Overseer for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s project on promoting scientific literacy for future citizenship (2018-2019) and for promoting women and girls in STEM+ (2019-2021).