- Finalist of 16th Hong Kong Outstanding Students Award (2000-2001)
- Internal Secretary of 16th Executive Committee (2002-03), Hong Kong Outstanding Students’ Association
Professor Karen Chan is a biological oceanographer specializing in bio-physical interactions of early life stages of marine invertebrates. She is Assistant Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science Technology, Division of Life Science. Karen’s recent research projects focus on the changing climate conditions’ impact on coastal marine organisms.
Karen is active in science education research and popularizing science to the general public. She works extensively with groups such as the Centers for Ocean Science Education Excellence and National Network for Climate Change and Interpretation in the U.S.
After graduation with a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Environmental Life Science from the University of Hong Kong, Karen was awarded the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarship for M.Sc. and Ph.D. studies in Oceanography at the University of Washington, Seattle. She did postdoctoral research at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution with funding provided jointly by the Coastal Ocean Institute and the Croucher Foundation.