Middle School Research Teachers Conference

Bringing middle school research teachers of all experience levels together to share best practices, troubleshoot challenges, and learn more about Society for Science and STEM research competitions.

This annual conference brings 75 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 in local science fair, Thermo Fisher JIC, eCybermission, and other STEM research competitions.

The 2023 conference took place July 21 – 23. The lottery to attend the 2024 conference will open in April 2024.

Looking for our conference for high 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.

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

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