Welcome to MAST!
The Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST) is a professional organization dedicated to improving science education at all levels. MAST is the state chapter of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and acts as your representative on national and state policies concerning science education.
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Grants for Empowering Teachers (GET) - Due May 21, 2024
As a benefit to membership, the Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST) has established the GET opportunity for educators (formal and informal) to purchase non-consumable items that engage and enrich student learning.
This grant opportunity is open to all MAST members. You must be a current MAST member to apply. To join MAST, please see our join page.
Elaine Adams Professional Development Grant - Due MAy 2024
All science educators are eligible to apply for the Elaine Adams Professional Development Grant, established in memory of Elaine Adams, chemistry teacher at Phillips Academy and one of the four founders of the former Science Teachers Area Resource Swap (STARS).
Each year one $500 award will be presented to an applicant who proposes pursuing a professional development venture that is interesting and new for themselves and that has the potential to be of use/value for their students and science education. Recipients are expected to present a workshop at an upcoming MAST Conference. Prior winners may apply again however new awardees will be given priority over previous winners.
Congratulations to our Spring 2022 Grant Winners!
These grants support teachers in their goal to provide quality, enriching, science education to students in Massachusetts. This year’s honorees were:
2022 Elaine Adams Professional Development Award
Raksmey Derival, Innovation Academy Charter School, Tyngsborough
2022 Grants for Educating Teachers Awards (GET)
Liz Bless, SEED, Plainville
Adam Leiterman, Boston Nature Center, Mattapan
Courtney Felix, Luther Elementary, Swansea
Colby Reilly, Medfield High School, Medfield
Debora O'Reilly, Essex North Shore Agricultural High School, Danvers
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Benefits of MAST membership includes access to conferences, awards, grants, job opportunities, licensure information, and more.
Find out about our Member Benefits and career opportunities within our Association.
MAST Coffee Talks
Did you know? The "best kind" of PD happens after school during MAST Coffee Talks. You know, the kind where teachers share with each other and everyone walks away more knowledgeable with new ideas and inspiration.
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MAST Statement on Social Justice
“Interrupting racism takes courage and intentionality; the interruption is by definition not passive or complacent. So in answer to the question “Where do we go from here”,” I offer that we must never consider ourselves finished with our learning.”
In response to the tragic events that took place in Minneapolis and across our country, NSTA has released an official statement on Social Justice and Science Education. As the state chapter of NSTA, the MAST Board of Directors also acknowledges the need to do more to live up to our guiding principles of embracing diversity and equity. We, too, are committed to increasing our focus on dismantling systemic racism in the work we do with teachers and in the science education that we provide to our students.
If you would like to help MAST with these initiatives, please let us know. For those interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAST Board of Directors
Resources and ArticlesMAST & MSELA Executive Leadership DEIA Workshop Slides
Dr. Nsiah-Jefferson Webinar, Sept. 30, 2021- Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Anti-Racism in STEM Education
Anti-Racism Resources and Articles for STEM Educators - WPI STEM Education Center
Science Matters in Massachusetts
Science Matters is a public awareness campaign by the National Science Teachers Association. The Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST) will work to share science opportunities throughout Massachusetts. This is a newsletter sent out by email on the 1st and 15th of each month. If you have an opportunity to share please email it to Dr. Betsey Clifford:
2023 Awards Banquet