Message from the President

Invitation to the 2017 NARST International Conference The 2017 conference is fast approaching and, with your help, I believe this conference will be another great success! The 2017 conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas from April 22-25, 2017. The theme is Glocalization and Sustainability of Science Education Research […]


Message from the Immediate Past President

  This report covers the period from January 2016 to May 25, 2016. It includes my term as NARST President and NARST Immediate Past President. As the President of NARST, I conferred with the President-elect and the Immediate Past President and, many times, the Executive Director. Hence, recommendations were made and agendas offered to the […]

March for Science

Katherine McNeill & Angela Calabrese Barton On April 22, 2017 the March for Science occurred in over 600 cities around the world to defend the role of science in policy, society and education. NARST was one of more than a hundred organizations that officially joined this partnership through an Memorandum of Understanding in support of…

Awards Committee

  Three awards were conferred during the 2016 NARST annual international conference, held in Baltimore, MD.   The Outstanding Doctoral Research Award recognizes the top nominated dissertation with the potential to have the greatest impact in the field of science education. This year’s recipient was Dr. Anna MacPherson, from the American Museum of Natural History, […]

Elections Committee

Many thanks to those who self-nominated or nominated others for the positions of President-Elect, Board Directors, and Secretary/Treasurer for the 2016-17 NARST elections to be held in January/February 2017. It is time to select a Graduate Student Representative for the NARST Board. The NARST Graduate Student Representative is a 2-year appointed position to serve on […]

Equity and Ethics Committee

The Equity and Ethics (E&E) Committee is excited to update you on some of the highlights from the NARST 2016 annual international conference. First, we would like to welcome our new committee members: Senetta Bancroft, Rekha Koul, Lizette Ramos, and Melody Russell. And we want to thank our former chair, Jerome Shaw, for his wonderful […]

External Policy and Relations Committee

The Graduate Student Forum was attended by over 100 graduate students at the NARST 2016 annual international conference. The forum focused on how graduate students can get involved in NARST and featured round table discussions with strand leaders. Graduate students at the start of their program should volunteer to preside over sessions at the NARST […]