Research Committee

Co-Chairs: Maria Varelas, University of Illinois at Chicago Jomo W. Mutegi, Indiana University, IUPUI The Research Committee is excited to share the following news related to its various functions and responsibilities. Pre-Conference Workshops at the 2015 NARST Annual Meeting For the 2015 NARST international conference in Chicago, the Research Committee has selected 4 very strong…

Graduate Student Representative

Graduate Student Advisory Committee A second productive second term continues for the GSAC (Graduate Student Advisory Committee). Following my appointment as the first Graduate Student board member, I began to work on the following items of interest. We have developed a system for selecting Graduate Student committee members. The NARST Graduate Student Committee was tasked with…

International Committee

The NARST International Committee (IC) has funding to support to support the following: Scholarships for junior NARST members to attend and present at the NARST annual conference The Linking Science Educators Program (LSEP) to encourage collaborations and dialogue with colleagues from developing countries PhD School Scholarships to support the learning experiences of doctoral students by…

Awards Committee

Award Updates: Nominations are closed for the following annual awards: Distinguished Contribution to Science Education through Research Award (DCA), Outstanding Paper Award (OPA), Outstanding Doctoral Research Award (ODRA), and Early Career Research Award (ECRA). The above award selection committees are currently reviewing the nominations according to established procedures and criteria. The JRST Outstanding Article Award…

Publications Advisory Committee

One of the most important jobs of the Publications Advisory Committee is to support the editorial team for our journal – Journal of Research in Science Teaching (JRST). A huge thank you to former co-editors Angle Calabrese-Barton and Joe Krajcik, editorial manager Bob Geier and their editorial team. Under their leadership, JRST has grown in…

A Message From The President

Invitation to the 2015 NARST Conference  This year’s NARST Conference promises to be an excellent chance to share research, network, and influence science education. NARST will be April 11-April 14, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL. The conference theme “Becoming Next Generation Science Educators in an Era of Global Science Education Reform” leads us…

JRST Editors

New Horizons for the Journal of Research in Science Teaching Fouad Abd-El-Khalick University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Dana L. Zeidler University of South Florida–Tampa Bay The year 2015 features a transition for the Journal of Research in Science Teaching (JRST). Beginning in January, the former editorial team passed the torch to a new cadre of…