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 conference will take place July 21 – 23, 2023. The lottery to attend the 2023 conference is now open and will close May 29, 2023. Sign up here.

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

Research Teachers Conference Spark Session

Please join us at our first-ever Research Teachers Conference Spark Session! All are welcome, whether you have attended the conference in the past or not.  The session will consist of networking, discussion, and problem-solving with other educators around leading student research.  Staff will also be available to answer questions about any of our programs.

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Connect your Students with Society Alumni

Society for Science is thrilled to connect STEM professionals and STEM-focused college students with classrooms across the country.  Many of the Society alumni, who are now pursuing degrees or careers in STEM, have expressed a desire to give back to their communities and inspire more students in STEM. Classroom teachers associated with our programs have often expressed a need for more STEM role models for their students and stronger connections to the professional scientific community. Due to the challenging academic circumstances created by the COVID-19 epidemic, we’re launching a program to help provide a unique STEM educational experience for virtual classrooms.

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Sponsor the Middle School Research Teachers Conference

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

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