High School Research Teachers Conference
Bringing research teachers of all experience levels together to share best practices, troubleshoot challenges, and learn more about the Society for Science and the Regeneron Science Talent Search.
This all-expenses-paid, peer-led conference will bring 200 U.S. high school teachers to Washington, D.C. in late September 2024. Equal proportions of novice, intermediate, and veteran teachers will be selected to attend.
Sign up to be notified when the 2024 lottery opens.
Looking for our conference for middle school teachers? Click here to learn more.
“This experience has already greatly impacted the support for my students. They are able to conduct projects and experiments I didn’t think would be possible because of limitations and we can take project ideas further just by some of the knowledge I gained at the conference.”
Flasher Public School
“Overall this is the best conference I have ever attended as a teaching professional. It was well planned and executed. The sense of collegiality, professionalisms, willingness to share knowledge and resources was unparalleled. I went home and shared so much with my entire school community. All of it appreciated. Thank you!”
Jose Marti STEM Academy
Union City, NJ
“This was simply the best conference I have attended in my 16 year career. How rejuvenating to be with likeminded teachers who have the same goals and challenges in their classrooms. I am no longer on a remote island–I’m part of an archipelago!”
Lawrence Free State High School
Sign up now for our inaugural Research Teacher Cohorts!
Leading students in STEM research projects can be challenging at times and having other teachers to share resources and advice helps. Research Teacher Cohorts are informal, self-directed groups of 6 teachers each that meet periodically over a 4 month period. All experience levels are welcome – from beginner to veteran. Teachers may indicate their preferences for what attributes are used in our matching process. Cohorts in Spanish or other languages may be available.
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