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.
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.
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
Conferences, Awards, Grants, Job Opportunities, Licensure Information, and more.
Find out about our Member Benefits and career opportunities within our Association.
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.