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Introduction of Flying Chemists Program (FCP) Mei-Hung Chiu National Taiwan Normal University Chair, IUPAC Committee on Chemistry Education

• The aim of the program is to help emerging countries improve the teaching and learning of chemistry at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. • FCP will provide a country with the expertise needed to strengthen its chemistry education program and will assist in the program’s development. • FCP will generally be implemented in economically disadvantaged countries. The host country will provide boarding and lodging for the FCP experts, and CCE will provide the airfare. • Visits will be considered only if invitations are received from a national society, a ministry of education or technology, or other comparable organization.


Flying Chemists Program (FCP) • Initiated by Peter Atkins in 2005 • 2005 Sri Lanka • 2006 India Mei-Hung Chiu (2008-2012)

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2008 Philippines 2010 Croatia 2011 Ethiopia 2012 Panama & Mexico 3

The Philippines (2008)

Croatia (2010)

Ethiopia (2011)


FCPs have been to Sri Lanka, India, The Philippines, Croatia, & Ethiopia. FCPs will visit Mexico and Panama in October of 2012.

Introduction of Flying Chemists Program (FCP)