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.

Join the lottery by Friday, August 1.

Join the lottery by August 1

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.”

Tana Schafer
Flasher Public School
Flasher, ND

Teachers at the High School Research Teacher's Conference having a discussion

“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

Invention Education Ambassadors Application Now Open!

In partnership with The Lemelson Foundation, Society for Science is pleased to continue this teacher-leader role in our student research community for the 2024-2025 school year.  Invention Education Ambassadors will work throughout the year to:

  • Promote Invention Education principles, resources, and opportunities to the Society for Science educator community in an effort to increase the diversity and inclusion of students underrepresented in STEM engaged in this area
  • Assist the Society’s Invention Education Fellow in soliciting teacher feedback on the intersection between student independent research and Invention Education
  • Assist the Society’s Invention Education Fellow in sharing Society for Science student research resources and opportunities with the Invention Education teacher community.

To apply for this opportunity, please complete the application by May 19, 2024. Applicants will be notified of selection on or around May 29, 2024.

Apply by May 19!

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.

Join the Society Educators Facebook group to see notifications about when the next cohort opens.

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Sponsor the High School Research Teachers Conference

The High School Research Teachers Conference aims to help teachers around the nation grow and serve our communities.

Join our group of sponsors to help us make an impact!

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