President’s Message Winter 2024

Greetings ASTE Colleagues, I am very pleased to have an opportunity to reach out to you through the newsletter for the first time as your new president.  I was inspired to volunteer for this position when, at our conference in Greenville, all those who had been members for more than 30 years were asked to […]

Call for Proposals: Wicked Problems in PreK-12 Science Education

We invite you to submit a chapter proposal for our upcoming book: Wicked Problems in PreK-12 Science Education to be published by Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group). Summary: Wicked problems are complex problems with far-reaching implications and no clear solutions. In the field of science education, we conceptualize wicked problems as topics that are difficult […]


Partnership Award (SEPA) Program SEPA supports educational activities for pre-kindergarten to grade 12 (P-12) to ensure that students and teachers from all communities and regions of the country have the opportunity to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Application Information Eligible institutions include colleges, universities, institutes, museums, and professional societies. More than […]

Equity Committee Update

A big thanks to everyone who participated in the two special sessions sponsored by the ASTE Equity Committee in New Orleans – the LBGTQIA+ and the DEI-related sessions. Keep a look out for our special session calls for the 2025 ASTE conference later this year! We listened to the feedback given at the 2023 Call […]

Membership and Participation Committee Update

The Membership and Participation (M&P) Committee had the pleasure of connecting more than 60 people at the Mentor-Mentee Nexus in New Orleans! Our work, through veteran ASTE mentors, helped to create a sense of community and welcome for new and early career members as well as graduate students. Feeling the positivity and listening to critical […]

International Region’s First Online Conference

Join the ASTE International Region’s First Online Conference. You can present a traditional paper, a work in progress, or join a roundtable to float a research idea for some brainstorming to develop the question or get methodology ideas, and/or attend to learn, provide input and support!! Date:  April 22, 1 PM Pacific Standard Time. (Please […]

Communications Committee News

The communications committee has been busy expanding your ASTE social media experience! We are seeking additional members to work with our committed group, so if you are interested in joining us, contact the President-Elect. This summer, look for ASTE LinkedIn and the migration of the ASTE Facebook page. We are searching for new ways to […]

Professional Development Committee News

Already missing the connections of the annual conference in January and want to engage in professional development through ASTE?  Do you have an excellent idea for an interactive virtual professional development workshop for your fellow science teacher educators to be facilitated via Zoom in between conferences?  The Professional Development Committee has launched the call for […]