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Middle School Research Teachers Conference

The Middle School Research Teachers Conference will be held October 11-13, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

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The Society is thrilled to announce that with support from DoD STEM, we will host a new Middle School Research Teachers Conference October 11 – 13, 2019.

This conference will bring 50 middle school STEM teachers to Washington, DC, all-expenses-paid, for a weekend of peer-led professional development. The conference focuses on leading students in research projects that can be entered into local science fair, eCybermission and other science project competitions. The conference sessions will be presented by veteran middle school research teachers, and will include topics such as how to help students develop unique project ideas that they are passionate about investigating, ensuring student safety while conducting projects, and finding funding for project laboratory equipment.

The Middle School Research Teachers Conference lottery for 2019 is now closed.

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Fifty teachers will be selected to attend via lottery — one third will consist of veteran teachers who have significant experience teaching research, one third of teachers who have some experience and one third of teachers who do not have experience yet, but would like to begin supporting students by teaching research. No more than one teacher per school will be selected to attend. Seven Research Teacher Captains will be selected, who will serve as a resource for newer teachers throughout the weekend.

The lottery sign-up will close August 15, 2019 and those selected will be notified by August 20, 2019. Expenses for travel, lodging and meals will be covered by the Society for all attendees.

This program is made possible through the generous support of DoD STEM. https://dodstem.us/