Message From The Past President 0116

On a Mission for Scientific Literacy: Current Status and Recommendations for the Future In my last few months of service to NARST in the role of a presidential team member I would like to thank all Board members with whom I had the opportunity to work, as well as all presidential team members who overlapped…

Equity and Ethics Committee 0116

The Equity and Ethics (E&E) Committee would like to take this opportunity to share our plans for the upcoming NARST 2016 Annual International Conference in Baltimore. As you may know, the conference theme is “Toward Equity and Justice: Many Different Voices, Cultures, and Languages in Science Education Research for Quality Science Learning and Teaching.” We…

NARST International Coordinator 0116

The NARST International Committee (IC) has provided funding to support (a) scholarships for junior NARST members to attend and present papers at the 2016 NARST annual conference, (b) the Linking Science Educators Program (LSEP) to encourage collaborations and dialogue with colleagues from low income countries, and (c) PhD School Scholarships to support the learning experiences…

Membership and Elections Committee 0116

  Membership Elections Update Committee members were busy this summer through early fall on NARST elections-related duties. Their critically important service to NARST produced the slate of candidates accepted by the Board of Directors at the October 2015 meeting. Candidates for the upcoming NARST election will be announced soon. Be sure to vote in January 2016…

External Policy and Relations Committee

Working With Other Affiliates and Organizations The External Policy and Relations Committee (EPRC) works to support increased awareness among NARST members about national and international policy issues relevant to science education. The Committee also works on efforts related to fostering the development of partnerships and collaborations with professional organizations and groups concerned with the quality…

Research Committee

  Committee Updates The Research Committee is excited to share the following news related to its various functions and responsibilities. Sandra K. Abell Institute for Doctoral Students (SKAIDS)  The Sandra K. Abell Institute for Doctoral Students (SKAIDS) was held this past summer (July 12 – July 17, 2015) at the University of Colorado Boulder. The…