• Keynote Speakers​

    In Alphabetic Order of Surname

    Judy Anderson

    Judy Anderson is Associate Professor in Mathematics Education, a member of the Academic Board, coordinator of the secondary mathematics curriculum program, and Director of the STEM Teacher Enrichment Academy at the University of Sydney. The STEM Academy was developed in 2014 in collaboration with the academics from the Faculties of Science, and Engineering and Information Technology. It is an innovative professional learning program for STEM teachers and has reached over 950 teachers from 190 primary and secondary schools. With a postdoctoral research fellow, Judy has been conducting research into the outcomes of the Academy on teachers’ beliefs and practices and students’ attitudes and aspirations in STEM. She is an active member of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (IGPME) and is a member of its International Committee. She has presented papers at local and international research conferences and has published widely in research and teacher education journals. She is currently co-editing publications on integrated STEM education research and a review of Australasian research. Prior to her role at the University, Judy developed mathematics curriculum in NSW, and provided advice on the implementation of the first Australian mathematics curriculum in 2012.

    I-Jy Chang

    I-Jy Chang is a Professor in Chemistry at National Taiwan Normal University. In addition to her academic research, Professor Chang has dedicated to Chemical education for gifted students and to promote female students in STEM education. She has been a long term mentor for the national team to participate International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO, a competition among high school students). She also involved in the organization of the IChO. During 2017-2018, she served as the Chair of the Steering Committee for IChO. Professor Chang incorporated many IChO tasks into Inquire based tasks to stimulate and challenge gifted students. She believes that female students need more encouragement in STEM study, therefore, she initiated the “Reserved quota” for female students in advanced STEM education. That has shown positive results in recruiting talented female students in STEM field. I-Jy was a visiting professor in Yamagata University, Japan in 2015 and 2019. She was invited to Saudi Arabia to teach their gifted students since 2013. I-Jy has received her Ph. D. from Michigan State University in Chemistry in 1988.

    Merrilyn Goos​

    Merrilyn Goos is Professor of STEM Education and Director of EPI*STEM, the National Centre for STEM Education, at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Before taking up this position she worked for 25 years at The University of Queensland, Australia, in a range of academic roles including Head of the School of Education and Director of the University’s Teaching and Educational Development Institute, working with all Faculties and disciplines to improve the quality of teaching and learning in the University. Previously she taught mathematics, chemistry, and food science in secondary schools and technical colleges in Australia, following her first career as a food technologist working in research and development for a large dairy foods company.

    Jung Sun Kim​

    Jung Sun Kim has held various leadership positions in academia, government committees and nongovernmental organizations. She is the first woman to be appointed Vice President at her university and one of the few female leaders in higher educational institutions in her region. As a medicinal chemist, she has published over 50 papers in internationally peer reviewed journals and teaches chemistry related courses at her university. Her current work focuses more on academic administration and policy research on women in STEM. She was Director of the Busan, Ulsan Gyeongnam Institute for Supporting Women in Science and Technology (BIS-WIST), a Ministry of Science commissioned center, from 2009 to 2011; she developed the ‘small group support’ program which was to encourage the formation of small size networks among women in STEM. She has been involved with INWES activities since 2003 as a volunteer at first and then being elected to the Board of Directors in 2011, 2017 and again in 2020. She played a leading role in the formation of APNN, the first regional network of INWES in 2011; she prepared the policy manual and the template for the country reports of APNN. From 2014, she and her colleagues have initiated the international collaborative survey among APNN members; an annual report on the perception of gender barrier together with global gender indices have been published, 2014 to 2018. In April, 2019, she was conferred the Order of Science and Technology (Woongbi Medal) by the Korean government for her contribution to the international activities for women in STEM and to the national advancement of women in STEM.

    Joseph Krajcik

    Joseph Krajcik serves as director of the CREATE for STEM Institute and is the Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education at Michigan State University. In his role as director of CREATE, he works with faculty, teachers and researchers to improve the teaching and learning of science, mathematics and engineering kindergarten through college by engaging in innovation and research. Throughout his career, Joe has focused on working with science teachers to design and test learning environments to reform science teaching practices and to research student learning and engagement in project-based learning environments. He has authored and co-authored books, over 100 manuscripts and curriculum materials. Joe served as president of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching from which he received the Distinguished Contributions to Science Education Through Research Award in 2010. In 2014 he received from Michigan Science Teachers’ Association the George G. Mallinson Award for overall excellence of contributions to science education. He was honored to receive a Distinguished Professorship from Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, South Korea in 2009, Guest Professorships from Beijing Normal University in Beijing, China in 2002 and 2018, and the Weston Visiting Professor of Science Education from Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel in 2005. He spent 21 years at the University of Michigan before coming to MSU in 2011. Joe received his Ph.D. in Science Education from the University of Iowa in 1986.


    Tang Wee TEO

    Tang Wee TEO is an Associate Professor in the Natural Sciences and Science Education (Academic Group) in the National Institute of Education. She is also the Co-Head of the Multi-centric Education, Research and Industry STEM Centre. Tang Wee TEO is a social equity scholar in science education. She applies a critical lens to examine diverse equity issues in science education that affect learners (e.g., science learners with special education needs, lower track students, children aged 6-8, and international students) who are underrepresented in the local and international literature. She has more than a decade of teaching and research experience in STEM teaching and learning, specifically, critical studies of STEM education. Her current work focuses on special education needs science learners and lower track science students. As a trained chemist and chemistry education professor, she also actively publishes in chemistry education journals.


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