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 & the Public and the Regeneron Science Talent Search.

Each year the Society for Science & the Public brings 200 research teachers on an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. for a weekend of professional development.

The 2020 conference will take place October 2-4, 2020. The lottery is open now until July 15.

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“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.”

Tana Schafer
Flasher Public School
Flasher, ND

“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!”

Jennifer Donnelly
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!”

Wendy Haas
Lawrence Free State High School
Lawrence, KS

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