Graduate Student Representative

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…

Director of Electronic Communications

It has been a busy year bringing NARST more current with modern tools of communication.  Since our last newsletter our Board, our Committee Chairs, our President, and even some of our members have used video conference tools and live [and asynchronous] webcasting tools to conduct some important business. The Annual Meeting Program was again available in electronic…

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…

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,…

Publications Advisory Committee

The Publications Advisory Committee (PAC) expresses appreciation to the following outgoing committee members for their substantial contributions: Gillian Roehrig (co-chair), Gayle Buck, Julie Bianchini, Amelia Wenk Gotwals, and Wardell Powell (graduate student member). We welcome the following new members: Andrea Bierema, Eli Tucker-Raymond, Ron Gray, and Ozden Sengul (graduate student member). In the first half…

Membership and 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…

International Committee

  The International Committee is pleased to welcome four new members: Shirly Avargil (Bar-Ilan University, Israel ), Dante Cisterna (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile), Hyewon Jang (Harvard University), and Rojjana Klechaya (Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand). In May 2016, three rotating sub-committees, each consisting of 5 members, were formed to manage the committee’s main programs: a) NARST International Committee…