Engineering Education RIG

Engineering Education RIG As the Engineering Education RIG enters its second year of operation, we are incredibly excited to support the collaboration of NARST members interested in engineering education. During the NARST annual meeting in Pittsburgh, the ENE RIG held its second annual meeting with over 40 people in attendance. We held a presidential co-sponsored…

Graduate Student Representative

Graduate Student Advisory Committee It has been a productive second term for the GSAC.   Following my appointment as the first Graduate Student board member, I began to work on the following items of interest. The first action item was to design our Graduate Student committee. Using the following criteria, we developed the first ever…

Contemporary Methods RIG

Contemporary Methods for Science Education Research The Contemporary Methods RIG met for the first time in March at the annual NARST meeting in Pittsburgh. At the NARST meeting, over 40 members attended the RIG session where we had an interesting exploratory conversation about the mission of the RIG, potential topics of conversation, and speakers that…

International Committee

International Committee The NARST International Committee provided scholarships for junior international NARST members to attend and present papers at the 2014 NARST annual conference. Seventeen applications were received from the following countries: Turkey (7), Korea (5), Israel (3), Palestine (1), and Lebanon (1). The following fifteen NARST members received a NARST travel scholarship: Mustafa Sami…

Awards Committee

NARST 2014 Awards The following awards were presented at the 2014 NARST Annual International Conference in Pittsburgh on April 1, 2014.   Distinguished Contribution to Science Education Through Research Award  Dr. Glen Aikenhead has made distinguished contributions to science education during the course of his career. His scholarship and research have focused on curriculum and…

Research Committee

Pre-Conference Workshops at the 2014 Meeting At the 2014 NARST international conference, the Research Committee sponsored 4 very strong pre-conference workshops. These 4 were selected from 13 applications. The preconference workshops were well-attended. Estimated total attendance across all 4 workshops exceeded 120 participants. Proposal submissions for the 2015 NARST International Conference are due August 31,…

Continental and Diasporic African in Science Education RIG

Continental and Diasporic African in Science Education A Profile of CADASE RIG The Continental and Diasporic African in Science Education (CADASE) RIG was officially established in October 2011. At this 2012 NARST meeting, the CADASE leadership team (CADASE chair, steering committee chair and secretary) was formally elected – Mary Atwater, CADASE chair, Jomo Mutegi, chair…