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.
Congratulations to our 2022 Awards Winners!
The following persons received awards at our annual banquet on November 8th at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center, Marlborough, MA.
This year’s honorees are:
Dawn Sather Exemplary New Teacher Award
Alexandria Sylvia, Brockton High School, Brockton
Maria Lazebnik, Gann Academy, Waltham
Russell P. Stanhope Distinguished Friend of Science Award
Evan Pagliuca, Green Jobs Academy Programs Manager, Marlborough
Joann Blum Inspiration in Environmental Education Award
Julia Whalen, Carver Middle High School, Carver
2022 County Science Educator of the Year Awards
Barnstable County - Emily Nyerick, Monomoy Regional Middle School, Chatham
Essex County - Craig Richard, North Andover Middle School, North Andover
Norfolk County - Sandra Pearl, SEED, Plainville
Middlesex County - Elizabeth Stewart-Miranda, Greater Lowell Technical High School, Tyngsborough
Middlesex County - Renee Affolter, Boston College
2022 MAST State Educator of the Year Award
Jim Perry, retired educator from Mansfield Public Schools
The criteria for these awards are:
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.
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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:
2021 Awards Banquet