Fulbright Japan Teacher Exchange Program for Education for Sustainable Development Conference on Best Practices in ESD, Portland, Oregon, 2009
Ciba Foundation Exemplary Middle Level Science Teaching Award 2009
CELEST Summer 2007, 2008, and 2009 Workshop- curriculum development and research, Boston University, Boston, MA
Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher 2006
Shell Science Teaching Award National Semifinalist 2005
New Jersey Agricultural Society Teacher of the Year 2002
Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, Secondary Sci. 2001
NJ Audubon Society Award for Excellence in Environmental Education 1998
EPA Region 2 Environmental Quality Award Winner 1997
Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education Outstanding Environmental Educator 1995Chen. Loris, and Filipek, Lauren. NJ ASK 4 Science Test Preparation, Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. 2009.
Chen, Loris. Where are the Gardens in the Garden State? Middle School Lessons on Sustainable Agriculture and Farmland Preservation. Global Learning, Inc., 1998.
Chen, Loris. "Two Rivers Project, " Green Teacher, fall 1999, page 16-19. Updated and reprinted in Teaching Green: The Middle Years. Tim Grant and Gail Littlejohn, eds. New Society Publisher, Toronto, Canada, 2004
Contributor to Down Jersey, lessons for watershed education curriculum guide. 1999.
Contributor to New Jersey Herp Atlas Curriculum Modules: Teaching About Reptiles and Amphibians in the Classroom. NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife, 2002