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. September 29 – October 1, 2023.  Equal proportions of novice, intermediate, and veteran teachers will be selected to attend.

The lottery to sign up for 2023 has closed. Sign up to be notified when the 2024 lottery opens.

Looking for our conference for middle school teachers? Click here to learn more.

Research Teachers Conference Sparks Sessions

Join a community of middle and high school teachers and informal educators of all experience levels interested in expanding or improving student participation in STEM research and competition. Meeting dates and topics below. Sign up here.

The time for all sessions is 8pm EST.

Thursday, September 14, 2023 – Incorporating Scientific and Engineering Practices into Class to Support Student Research Projects

Friday, October 20, 2023 – Bridging the Gap: Engaging & Inspiring Underrepresented Students in STEM Research and Competition

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 – Inspiring Student Research Projects using Science News and Science News Explores Magazines

“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

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