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Society for Science & the Public Selects 200 Science Teachers for the 2017 Research Teachers Conference

August 16, 2017


WASHINGTON, DC – The Society for Science & the Public is excited to announce the selection of 200 science research teachers to attend the 2017 Research Teachers Conference in Washington, D.C. from October 13-15, 2017.

The teachers, selected via lottery, will receive an all-expenses paid weekend to share best practices, troubleshoot challenges that may arise in supporting students in independent science research and learn more about the Society and the Regeneron Science Talent Search.

The conference will address topics such as completing research in a high school lab, finding and placing students in summer programs, obtaining pre-approval for projects relating to humans and animals, combating plagiarism and reaching underserved students.

“We are thrilled for the opportunity to provide this valuable experience for science research teachers,” said Maya Ajmera, President and CEO of the Society for Science & the Public and Publisher of Science News. “The Research Teachers Conference provides attendees with the knowledge they need to support students of all backgrounds in pursuing scientific research along with a network of teachers who they can tap for advice and new ideas.”

This year’s participants represent 46 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Of the 200 teachers selected to attend the conference via lottery, one third are veterans with significant experience teaching research, one third are teachers with some experience teaching research and one third have no experience but are interested in teaching science research.

Interest in the Research Teachers Conference more than doubled from previous years, with 1,190 teachers signing up for the lottery, compared to 500 in each of the past two years. All 200 selected are from schools who have never had an educator attend the conference, and no school has more than one representative.

At the conference, sponsored by Regeneron, teachers will also learn about the Regeneron Science Talent Search. This competition, founded and produced by the Society, is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors.

2017 Research Teachers Conference Attendees (for a list of attendees by state, click here)

  • Yara Adam, The Cinema School, Bronx, NY
  • Elias Arellano, Villanueva, IDEA North Mission, Mission, TX
  • Renee Barnett, Lauderhill 6-12 STEM Magnet, Lauderhill, FL
  • Theresa Bartick, Gorham High School, Gorham, ME
  • Jacqueline Belt, Montebello High School, Montebello, CA
  • Daniel Benz, Benton High School, St. Joseph, MO
  • Sule Bertram, Harlem High School, Machesney Park, IL
  • Andrea Biggs, Patriot High School, Riverside, CA
  • Christine Brink, Matanzas High School, Palm Coast, FL
  • Patrice Brock, Central Catholic High School, Toledo, OH
  • Larry Caffee, Leeds High School, Leeds, AL
  • Bernardo Camacho, Woodrow Wilson High School, Dallas, TX
  • Maria Carrillo, Beaverton High School, Beaverton, OR
  • Yvonne Coogan, Garden City High School, Garden City, MI
  • April Daniels, Hattiesburg High School, Hattiesburg, MS
  • Rama Devagupta, Southridge High School, Kennewick, WA
  • Mira Dhond, Palm Beach Lakes High School, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Amy Douglas, Captain Shreve High School, Shreveport, LA
  • Robeta Downer, Middletown High School, Middletown, CT
  • Jacquelyn Drews, Randolph High School, Randolph, WI
  • James Earley, Excel Academy, Arvada, CO
  • Glenda Gilchrist-Pinkett, Newark High School, Newark, DE
  • Constantina Green, Lower Richland High School, Hopkins, SC
  • Jennifer Grimes, Southern Reynolds Co. R-II, Somers, MO
  • M. Teresa Hodan, Winston Churchill High School, San Antonio, TX
  • Brigitte Holmes, Hephzibah Comprehensive High School, Hephzibah, GA
  • Tinika Jackson, Eastern Senior High School, Washington, DC
  • Josephine Jeganathan, Stockbridge High School, Stockbridge, GA
  • Melissa Karnstedt, Antioch Community High School, Antioch, IL
  • Jean Karst, John Jay Science and Engineering Academy, San Antonio, TX
  • David Keiffer, Kellyville High School, Kellyville, OK
  • Marcia Kim, West High School, Torrance, CA
  • Darci Kimball, Castle Park High School, Chula Vista, CA
  • Shannon Kirby, Crestview High School, Crestview, FL
  • Kerry Kopp, Technical High School, St. Cloud, MN
  • Karen Kuntz, Sacred Heart Academy Hempstead, NY
  • Chantelle Lott, Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK
  • Tamara Machac, Packer Collegiate Brooklyn, NY
  • Robert Marx Andover High School, Andover, MA
  • Donna Maus, St. Mary's-Colgan High School, Pittsburg, KS
  • Alexandra McDowell, Nevada Union High School, Grass Valley, CA
  • Danielle Mesa, Olympian High School, Chula Vista, CA
  • Laurel Nickles, Knoch High School, Saxonburg, PA
  • Dominique Norbeck, Palm Beach Central High School, Wellington, FL
  • Daniel Ornstein, West Muskingum High School, Zanesville, OH
  • Christina Ramos, Washington High School, Tacoma, WA
  • Jeff Redman, The Governor French Academy, Belleville IL
  • Dezirah Remington, Dufur School, Dufur, OR
  • Juan Salgado, Eisenhower High School, Rialto, CA
  • Rodney Schmitz, Spring Early College Academy Houston, TX
  • Leslie Schoof, Madison Early College High School, Mars Hill, NC
  • Linda Sciaroni, Marco Antonio Firebaugh High School, Lynwood, CA
  • Julie Selep, Avonworth High School, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Diana Siliezar-Shields, Barrington High School, Barrington, RI
  • Erin Snelling, Hallsville High School, Hallsville, MO
  • Melanie Stewart, Gateway Regional High School, Woodbury Heights, NJ
  • Will Stewart, Olney High School, Olney, TX
  • Rachel Tenenbaum, La Jolla High School, La Jolla, CA
  • Jeffrey Toole, Bainbridge High School, Bainbridge, GA
  • Ellen Trask, Easton Jr/Sr High School, Easton, ME
  • Joanne Villers, Roanoke Valley Governor's School, Roanoke, VA
  • Clinton Waller, Delton Kellogg High School, Delton, MI
  • Yolonda Walters, Escambia County High School, Atmore, AL
  • Cindy Ward-Thompson, Bdote Learning Center Minneapolis, MN
  • Rhett Woo, Governor School for Science and Technology, Hampton, VA
  • Neera Young, Lakeside High School, Atlanta, GA
  • Carlos Arce-Larreta, West High School, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Kathy Augustyn, Evergreen Park community high school, Evergreen Park, IL
  • Joanne Barrett, Out of Door Academy Sarasota, FL
  • Africa Beaty-Rogers, Hutchison High School, Fairbanks, AK
  • Naomi Bergman, Abraham Joshua Heschel High School, New York, NY
  • Laurel Bingman, Yes Prep Northbrook High School, Houston, TX
  • David Black, American Academy of Innovation South Jordan, UT
  • Carol Bohatch, James Clemens High School, Madison, AL
  • Charmain Brammer, SUCCESS Academy DSU, St. George, UT
  • Lesa Brown, School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN
  • Sariah Bujanda, South Valley Academy, Albuquerque NM
  • Tonya Burns, Arvin Education Center Oldham County Buckner, KY
  • Stacy Campbell, Ruston High School, Ruston LA
  • Alexia Carrillo, Johnny Overton High School, Nashville, TN
  • Scott Carter, Martin Luther King Magnet School, Nashville, TN
  • Glenn Couture, Norwalk High School, Norwalk, CT
  • Ben Cox, Eastern High School, Greentown, IN
  • Stacy Dalton, Independence School, Baltimore, MD
  • Jeff Dwaine, Illinois Valley High School, Cave Junction, OR
  • Lacey Fitts, Lewisburg High School, Olive Branch, MS
  • David Gorrill, Barnstable High School, Hyannis, MA
  • Richardson Guerrier, Benjamin Franklin High School, Philadelphia, PA
  • Christine Hickman, Interlake High School, Bellevue, WA
  • Jordan Hollern, Sun River Valley School, Simms, MT
  • Connie Hollin, Guernsey-Sunrise Guernsey, WY
  • Britney House, Morris Area High School, Morris, MN
  • Rob Jensen, Hellgate High School, Missoula, MT
  • Stephanie Jones, Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy, Atlanta, GA
  • Jacqueline Katz, Princeton High School, Princeton, NJ
  • Theresa Kenna, West Broward High School, Pembroke Pines, FL
  • Kathy Laney, Hicksville High School, Hicksville, OH
  • Phoebe Lawing, Stuart W. Cramer High School, Belmont, NC
  • Ed Lewis, Moberly Senior High School, Moberly MO
  • Jessica Lewis, North Brunswick High School, Leland, NC
  • Renee Loy, Concord High, Concord, NC
  • William Maelia, Somers High School, Lincolndale, NY
  • Ashley Mathieson, Chapel Hill High School, Douglasville, GA
  • Cathrine Nolan, Central Educational Center, Newnan, GA
  • Cara Pekarcik, North Quincy High School, North Quincy, MA
  • Mark Pennypacker, James Wood H.S. Winchester, VA
  • Ashley Poloha, Pasadena Memorial High School, Pasadena, TX
  • Aundria Pressley, North Iredell High School, Olin, NC
  • Jamie Propson, Mishicot High School, Mishicot, WI
  • Brian Putnam, Pompano Beach H.S. Pompano Beach, FL
  • Renuka Rajasekaran, Luella High School, Locust Grove, GA
  • Kristine Record, Cactus High School, Glendale, AZ
  • Amy Richard, Dedham High School, Dedham, MA
  • Kellil Richardson, Coolidge Senior High School, Washington DC
  • Tiska Rodgers Dexter High School, Dexter, MO
  • Maria de los Angeles Rodriguez Velez, Carmen Vignals, Cabo Rojo PR
  • Cindy Rogers, Winnsboro High School, Winnsboro, TX
  • Marsha Samuels, South Plantation High Plantation, FL
  • Kristin Scherman, Loveland High School, Loveland, OH
  • Amanda Schiller, Van Buren Community Schools, Keosauqua, IA
  • Ernst Schneidereit, Pioneer High School, Woodland, CA
  • Ryan Skophammer, Westridge School, Pasadena, CA
  • Carole Tanner, Henry M Jackson High School, Mill Creek, WA
  • Laura Tenorio, Taos Middle and High Schools, Taos, NM
  • Jennifer Terhaar, Peddie School, Hightstown, NJ
  • Terri Tessmann, Park High School, Racine, WI
  • Andrea Thiner, Ronald N Davies High School, Fargo, ND
  • Frank G.  Torres, University Gardens High School, San Juan, PR
  • Mucahit Turel, Harmony Science Academy, El Paso El Paso, TX
  • Brian Vollmer-Buhl, Cottage Grove High School, Cottage Grove, OR
  • Cynthia Wirth, Columbus North- CSA Campus Columbus, IN
  • Veronica Ade, Syosset High School, Syosset, NY
  • Bruce Allen, North Allegheny High School, Wexford, PA
  • Elizabeth Ashforth, Marlborough School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Coleman Bailey, Avery County High School, Newland, NC
  • Michael Blueglass, Yorktown High School, Yorktown Heights, NY
  • Kathy Bosiak, Lincolnton High School, Lincolnton, NC
  • Cathy Boucvalt, John Curtis Christian, River Ridge, LA
  • Marty Buehler, Hastings High School, Hastings, MI
  • April Burch, Berkshire School, Sheffield, MA
  • Anthony Burns, Douglas High School, Box Elder, SD
  • Marcia Butler, Tacony Academy Charter School, Philadelphia, PA
  • Tamara Caraballo, Glacier Peak High School, Snohomish WA
  • Carolina Castro-Skehan, Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy, Bronx NY
  • Lisa Chillot, Schuylkill Valley High School, Leesport, PA
  • Ryan Cilsick, Edgewood JRSR HS Merritt Island, FL
  • Margie Clark-Kevan, Conant High School, Jaffrey, NH
  • Angela Coleman, Kingsbury High School, Memphis, TN
  • Manuel Cox, American Senior High School, Hialeah, FL
  • Rosemary Davidson, St. Joseph's Academy, St. Louis, MO
  • Andrea Distelhurst, Bayshore High School, Bradenton, FL
  • John Dougherty, Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills, MI
  • Greg Dougherty, Forsyth R3 School, District High School, Forsyth, MO
  • Jean Drew, The Brearley School, New York, NY
  • Daniella Duran, Valencia High School, Santa Clarita, CA
  • Dominique Evans-Bye, Clark Magnet High School, La Crescenta, CA
  • Renee Fallon, Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, CA
  • Joanne Figueiredo, Smithtown High School, West Smithtown, NY
  • Yolanda Flores, Navajo Preparatory School, Farmington, NM
  • James Gorman, Northbridge High School, Whitinsville, MA
  • Leslie Griffis, Shallowater High School, Shallowater, TX
  • Albert Harrold, McCluer South Berkeley, Ferguson, MO
  • Gwendolyn Jefferson, Wilmer Amina High School, Rialto, CA
  • Janice Keller, Parkway West High, Ballwin, MO
  • Cynthia King, Morgantown College Prep, Natchez, MS
  • Renee Klein, Animo Venice Charter High, Venice, CA
  • Kris Krautkremer, Dobyns-Bennett High School, Kingsport, TN
  • Kurt Lichtenwald, Gloucester High School, Gloucester, MA
  • Donna Light, Croton-Harmon High School, Croton-On-Hudson, NY
  • Mark Lindsay, Iolani School, Honolulu, HI
  • Beth Maris, Central High School, Little Rock, AR
  • Robert McCloud, Spring Valley High School, Huntington, WV
  • Shamone Minzenmayer, Central High School, Keller, TX
  • Joyce Mochizuki, Desert Mirage High School, Thermal, CA
  • Natalie Munn, Martha's Vineyard Regional High School, Oak Bluffs, MA
  • Allison Nishitani, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
  • Anita Nugent, Santa Fe High School, Santa Fe, NM
  • Christina Palffy, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire IL
  • Marilynn Pedek, Howard Alexander W Dreyfoos, Jr. School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Anne Rammelsberg, Millikin University, Decatur IL
  • Seth Reichelson, Lake Brantley, Altamonte Springs, FL
  • Jennifer Rinehart, Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT
  • Christine Rogers, Hendrick Hudson High School, Montrose, NY
  • Karin Rojahn, Walden Grove High School, Sahuarita,AZ
  • Babette Shoemaker, Ocean Lakes High School, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Judy Small, Albert Einstein High School, North Kensington, MD
  • Iquo-Ote Spence, Hallandale High School, Hallandale Beach, FL
  • Keliana Steen, Grove High School, Grove, OK
  • Mark Vondracek, Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL
  • Phil Wenzel, Stevenson School, Pebble Beach, CA
  • Nathaniel Wharton, Cambria Heights High School, Patton, PA
  • Christina Wilbur, Northeastern High School, Springfield, OH
  • Cheryl Williams, Palmer High School, Palmer, AK
  • Elona Winslow, Green Bay West Green Bay, WI
  • Elizabeth Youngs, Viera High School, Melbourne, FL
  • Amanda Cherry, Mesa High School, Mesa, AZ
  • Eric Weis, Livingston High School, Livingston, NJ
  • Robin Lewis, Laurel High School, Laurel, MS

 

 

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