Connecticut Science Teachers Association

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

Connecticut Science Olympiad 

Students from the same school compete in middle and high school levels at the state level for a chance to compete in the national competition.  More information is available online at


CSTA accepts applications from teachers for students who would like to participate in the National Youth Science Camp summer program. Applications are due each year around February to Dr. Terry Contant at

The 2017 due date for applications has passed. 

See the brochure here and start thinking about a student you might recommend next year!

The National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) is a residential science education program that honors and challenges two graduating high school science students from each state and others from selected countries around the world. Scientists from across the nation present lectures and hands-on science seminars and linger to interact informally with student delegates. Delegates are challenged to explore new areas in the biological and physical sciences, art, and music with resident staff members. Opportunities are provided for delegates to present seminars covering their own areas of interest and research. A visit to Washington D.C. permits delegates to visit some of the nation's premier scientific, governmental, and cultural facilities. The NYSC experience includes overnight excursions into the Monongahela National Forest, featuring backpacking, rock-climbing, caving, mountain biking, and kayaking opportunities. Delegates are required to participate in the camp program for its entirety, as the fast-paced activities and remote location make travel to and from the NYSC very difficult. More information is available online at

Click on the photo below to read Connecticut participant Kathleen Wu's article about here experience in 2011.


Camo 2011


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"Connecticut Science Teachers Association" is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 5, Middletown, CT 06457 Copyright 2016 

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