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.
2022 MAST Conference
Registration Now Open
Come join us on Wednesday November 9 for our 2022 Annual Conference- Facing Change Together! It will be held at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center in Marlborough MA.
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2022 MAST Conference
Call for Presenters
On behalf of MAST’s Conference Committee, we are proud to announce that MAST will be again hosting an in-person conference at the Best Western Royal Plaza in Marlborough. This year our conference will take place on Wednesday November 9, 2022.
As always with our conferences, we try to provide a positive, impactful professional development experience that benefits educators from all grade levels. To help us do this, we ask any STEAM educators that are willing to share their knowledge and skills with the science teaching community to submit a proposal to present. Please consider this email your formal invitation to submit a proposal to share a lesson or run a workshop at this year’s conference.
To submit an application to present, please use this Google Form by Friday, September 30th.
Presentations will be scheduled to ensure that a wide variety of professional development offerings appealing to a cross-section of attendees are available during each time slot. Please feel free to share this call for presenters with colleagues and other professional associations.
We look forward to building upon the in-person collaboration that our conferences have offered educators in the past. We hope that you will join us!
MAST Conference Co-Chairs
MAST 2021-2022 Fall Awards
We all appreciate our colleagues who work diligently each year to create and implement amazing lessons and experiences for science-learners at all grade levels. The past few years we have relied on each other more than ever, and we have achieved more than we could ever imagine we would need to. Please help MAST celebrate the phenomenal teachers in our state by nominating teachers that you know are doing something cool in their classroom! You do not need to be a member to nominate an educator however, some awards are for members only. You can encourage your potential nominees to become members by visiting http://www.massscienceteach.org/Join-Us
To nominate someone visit https://massscienceteach.org/page-18208 Please fill out as much information as you can and write a short statement about why they deserve the award.
If you have any questions email email@example.com
Call for Nominations for Massachusetts Hall of Fame for Science Educators
Nomination Letter Due: Friday, September 16, 2022
Take a moment to reflect on recommending one of your colleagues who has contributed greatly to science education in Massachusetts for the 2022 Massachusetts Hall of Fame for Science Educators induction. Send the name, address, e-mail address and telephone number of your nominee to Jim Perry (firstname.lastname@example.org). Include one page telling why you are nominating this person. See this page for criteria. For more information visit the website: http://msela.org/aboutus. Inform nominees of your nomination and remind them to complete the necessary application materials.
Application Packet Due: Friday, September 23, 2022
The nominees are required to send an up-to-date resume and three letters of reference limited to two pages each to Jim Perry (email@example.com).
Selection Committee Meeting: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Hall of Fame members are invited to serve on this committee. For more information contact Jim Perry.
Induction Ceremony: Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Induction ceremony will take place during breakfast at the annual MSELA Conference. The morning conference will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Marlboro,75 Felton Street, Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752 More information about the conference will be posted on the MSELA web site, http://msela.org.
Congratulations to our Spring 2020 Grant Winners!
The Board of Directors voted at its June meeting to make the following awards:
The 2020 Elaine Adams Professional Development Awardee is Alexander Eden of the Greater Lowell Technical High School in Tyngsborough. Alexander will use the $500 award to register for the Wade Institute's Professional Development Institute: Science, Technology, and a Changing Environment: Measuring Change to Predict the Future. Alexander’s goal is to increase his capacity to help students make connections between the outdoors and STEM.
The 2020 Grants for Educating Teachers (GET) Awards have been awarded to the following educators:
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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:
2019 Awards Banquet