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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.

Grants for Educators

Do you have a great idea for professional development that just requires some financial help? Or, now that budgets are closing, did you remember that one amazing science tool that you didn't purchase yet? There's still time!!! We are accepting applications for the Elaine Adams Professional Development Award and five Grants for Empowering Teachers (GET) until June 15th.  Check out our Grants Page for more information!

2019 Awards Banquet

Congratulations to our 2019 Award Winners!

Dawn Sather Exemplary New Teacher Award

Alexander Eden, Greater Lowell Technical High School, Tyngsborough

Russell P. Stanhope Distinguished Friend of Science Award

John Papadonis, Cambridge College, Boston

2019 County Science Educator of the Year Awards

Barnstable County – Richard Gifford, Provincetown Schools, Provincetown

Essex County - Meghan Kelleher, Spark Academy, Lawrence

Franklin County - Amber Tulloch, Hawlemont Regional Elementary, Charlemont

Middlesex County - Dr. Jennifer Craddock, Newton Public Schools, Newton

Norfolk County - Dr. Elizabeth Bless, Science & Engineering Education Development, Plainville

Worcester County - James Gorman, Nipmuc Regional High School, Upton

2019 MAST State Educator of the Year Award

Robert Gilmore, Woodland Elementary School, Milford

Elaine Adams Professional Development Award

Jocelyn Mitchell, Our Sisters' School, New Bedford

Joann Blum Inspiration in Environmental Education Award

Catherine Starsiak, William Sheehan Elementary School, Westwood

2018 MAST Conference Recognized Presenters

Mary Duane, Massachusetts Beekeepers Association

Kristan Buckman, Accelerate Learning

Congratulations to the new Science Hall of Fame Inductees

The Massachusetts Hall of Fame for Science Educators is pleased to announce that three science educators were inducted into the Hall of Fame at a breakfast ceremony sponsored by the Massachusetts Science Education Leadership Association on October 25, 2019. The new inductees are:

William Bobrowsky, Franklin High School,

Francis Anthony DiLuna, Billerica Public Schools, and

Dr. John Kudukey, University of Massachusetts Amherst. 

These inductees will also be honored at the Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers' Awards Banquet on Dec. 6, 2019 at the Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlborough. To register for the awards banquet go to our registration website

The Hall of Fame was founded in 1992 and has recognized 126 members.  Each member has had a long and distinguished career in science education in Massachusetts. The Hall of Fame is permanently housed at Massachusetts Science Education Leadership Association.

Upcoming Events

  • 10 Sep 2020 5:00 PM
    Courtyard Marlborough 75 Felton Street Marlborough, MA 01752
  • 1 Oct 2020 5:00 PM
    Courtyard Marlborough 75 Felton Street Marlborough, MA 01752

Board of Directors

MAST is run by a volunteer Board of Directors. One way you can get involved is to contact your County Director. Click here for a complete list of Directors. 

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MAST at MassScienceTeach.org strives to be your Massachusetts mainstay go-to website for information and resources to assist with Teacher Licensure, Job Opportunities, Students, Affiliate & Sponsor articles, and more!

"Enhancing Science Teaching and Empowering Teachers of Science."


Science and Technology
/Engineering Standards

View the 2016 adopted revised Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) standards:  


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:

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