Connecticut Science Teachers Association

"...to inspire, promote and support the learners of science in the state of Connecticut."
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Upcoming Events

  • March 11 (NEW DATE) - STEMTASTIC CT Women's Hall of Fame 7:00pm Click HERE for Zoom Link 
  • March 18 -- Bite Sized PD - Coventry - Elementary Project Learning Tree activities (see events page)
  • April 6 - Get Ready: STEM Education Showcase - WPI Innovation Studio (Details to come)



Latest News

  • “Lab Safety Considerations for Pre-Service Elementary Science/STEM Teachers” featuring Drs. Ken Roy and Kevin Doyle. Monday, February 26, 2024 from 7:00 - 8:15PM ET to learn about safety considerations for the science lab. For more info, please visit: https://my.nsta.org/event/web-seminar-wi24-lab-safety-considerations-for-pre-service-elementary-science-s

  • “Lab Safety Considerations for Pre-Service Secondary Science/STEM Teachers” featuring Drs. Ken Roy and Kevin Doyle. 

  • Monday, March 4, 2024, from 7:00 to 8:15 PM ET to learn about safety considerations for the science laboratory.  For more info, please visit: https://my.nsta.org/event/web-seminar-wi24-lab-safety-considerations-for-pre-service-secondary-science-st 

  • Get Ready: STEM Education Showcase '24
    Sat., April 6, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, WPI Innovation Studio
    Mark your calendar to join us for a FREE, inspiring morning of learning, sharing, connecting, and reflecting on STEM education. Come learn about the future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its potential use and concerns in PK-12 classrooms, the storyline model of teaching and learning PK-12 science, meaningful math, the DESE-developed classroom performance assessments for grades 3-8, STEM partnerships between in- and out- of school organizations, robotics, and integrated STEM projects developed and tested by fellow educators. Continental breakfast and snacks included. 3.5 PDPs available. Be with others that share the love of relevant and inclusive STEM teaching and learning. Registration coming soon…

  • AWARD Nominations are open!!! Nominate an excellent CT science teacher for a CSTA Science Teaching Award HERE

  • STEMTASTIC News - Resources from the October Biomimicry Institute and Jill Wertheim's presentation can be found in our STEMtastic page
  • View the latest assessment news under the Resources tab
  • Do you have an idea for a STEMtastic webinar?  Is there someone you would like to talk to?  Is there an area of interest that you think other teachers would like to discuss?  Please let us know.

  • NGSS Assessment Tools  - This site is designed to facilitate development and sharing of classroom NGSS assessment items and item clusters (groups of items associated with same phenomenon)

CSTA Awards

2023  CT Science Awards 

Congratulations to all Awardees!

Excellence in  Science Teaching 2023


Excellence in  Elementary Science Teaching 

Karen Nixon, George Hersey Robertson Intermediate School, Coventry



Excellence in Middle School  Science Teaching 
Liisa Petersen, Middlesex Middle School, Darien


Excellence in  Secondary Science Teaching 

Danielle Weber, Academy of Information Technology and Engineering, Stamford



Ralph and Ruth Yulo Beginning Teacher Award
Paige Ridley, Academy of Information Technology and Engineering, Stamford


Babu George STEM Award

Christopher Stone, CT STEM Academy, Wallingford




    2023 Marty Tafel Student Science Research Award Winners 


    TOSHAN BHATTACHARYA

    BETHEL MIDDLE SCHOOL (BETHEL): GRADE 8

    D.E.R.M.A. (DERMATOLOGIC EQUIPMENT FOR RAPID

    MEDICAL ANALYSIS)



    BRIDGET HADDEN

    CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (GREENWICH): GRADE 8

    DEMONSTRATING THE PERSISTENCE OF LONG ISLAND SOUND

    POLYAROMATIC HYDROCARBON (PAH) CONTAMINATION



    Click HERE for more info

    PAEMST


    Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science (including computer science) teaching.  

    Anyone may nominate exceptional mathematics or science teachers, or teachers may apply directly at paemst.org Nominations for the Elementary cycle (2023-2024) will open this summer.

    For more information, please contact Sean Serafino, the PAEMST State Science Coordinator, at connecticutsciencepaemst@gmail.com

    Congratulations!

    2023 State Finalists 7-12: Nicole Bolduc, Douglas Haddad, & Joseph Mancino

    2022 State Finalist K-6: Carly Imhoff

    2021 State Finalists 7-12: Robert Cormier, Lauren Danner, & Alexa Mitchell

    2020 Awardee K-6: Lori Durocher

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