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, DoD STEM competitions, and Broadcom MASTERS.
In a traditional year, this annual conference brings 50 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, eCybermission, and other science research competitions.
This free, interactive, peer-led conference will take place virtually, August 2-4, 2021. The conference is open to anyone with a formal role in supporting middle school STEM, with 75 teachers selected via lottery for special programming and opportunities. This subset of teachers will receive conference gear, participate in small group discussions with other teachers, and engage in special social events.Register Now!
Looking for our conference for high school teachers? Click here to learn more.
Connect your Students with Society Alumni
Society for Science & the Public 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.Sign-up for the program now!
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Science News in High Schools
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Advocate Grant Program
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High School Research Teachers Conference
Each year the Society brings 200 high school research teachers to Washington, D.C. for a weekend of sharing best practices and collaboration.
STEM Research Grants
The Society awards STEM Research Grants to teachers across the nation to purchase equipment to assist their students in completing science research.
Research at Home
Resources, advice, and stories of inspiration on completing research outside of a traditional laboratory environment