2021 International Conference

Thank you to the over 350 of you who participated in our first ever Virtual Conference! We owe a debt of gratitude to our Thread Coordinators, Proposal Reviewers, Presiders, Zoom Hosts, and all the ASTE staff (Program Coordinator, Brooke Whitworth, Executive Director- Kate Popejoy, and Director of Electronic Services- John Rhea) and the ASTE leadership  who worked behind the scenes to make this happen!  

3MT and NTLI Fellowship

CONGRATULATIONS to our Three-Minute Thesis competition winner, Stephanie Stehle from George Mason University who presented High School Students’ Use of Metacognition in Physics Problem Solving .

On behalf of the  SITE Science Education SIG Chair Joshua Ellis and Co-Chair Dr. Nathan Dolenc, we are pleased to announce this year’s NTLI Fellow as Prof. Kate Walker for her presentation, Undergraduate Utilization of Virtual Reality in Conducting Student Designed Scientific Research. The John C. Park National Technology Leadership Initiative (NTLI) Fellowship, sponsored by Vernier Software & Technology, was established to recognize an exemplary presentation on technology at ASTE’s annual conference. Each year, NTLI Fellows are invited to present at the annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). We would like to thank the members of this year’s NTLI Review Panel: Drs. Sumreen Asim, Rich Lamb, Gillian Roehrig, and David Slykhuis.

Important Links:

ASTE Conference App Did you miss a session? No worries!The app can still be used by registered confernece participants to continue to visit posters and access pre-recorded presentations and papers through February 15th.

ASTE Conference Evaluation Survey Conference participants are invited to provide their input on this, and future, ASTE conferences. Please respond by February 15th. 

ASTE 2021 Conference Program


2019 Southwest Meeting

On Friday October 25 the annual SWASTE regional conference will kick off with an evening fieldtrip to the Amazeum (a children’s science center) where we will have dinner and tour the exhibits. After this we will spend some time at Crystal Bridges (a museum of American art) on the same grounds as the Amazeum.

Saturday, October 26th is when the conference presentations will take place. We will be meeting on the University of Arkansas campus in the college of education buildings. Lunch will be provided. Additionally, Dr. Daniel Kennefick, a physics professor at the University, will be giving a keynote address where he will discuss his latest book entitled “No Shadow of a Doubt: The 1919 Eclipse that Confirmed Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.”

With questions, please email srburgin@uark.edu

2019 Mid-Atlantic Meeting

West Virginia would like to welcome you all to the 2019 Mid Atlantic – Association of Science Teacher Educators regional conference at the beautiful Pipestem Resort in Pipestem, WV, September 27-28. Pipestem Resort State Park gets its name from the native pipestem or meadowsweet plant used by Indigenous Peoples and early pioneers as hollowed-out pipe stems for their tobacco pipes.

Lodging will be in the McKeever Lodge or in one of their two to four bedroom cabins (cabins go quickly so reserve early if you want one).  Lodge rooms will be $93.00 per room/ per night/ plus tax.  Cabins vary by size and availability.  The conference rate is good for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday but you will have to specifically request the conference rate for Saturday night if you are staying till Sunday. There is also a campground if you prefer bringing your own lodging with you.

Please refer to MAASTE to get the conference rate.

Come early and stay late.  There is plenty to do at Pipestem Resort State Park including local artisan shop, indoor pool, Mountain biking, hiking, and fishing (licenses can be obtained at www.wvfish.com).  And of course during your “down time” between all of the activities you plan to do at this beautiful park, we will  have a wonderful slate of presentations from our colleagues across the region and social time to get to know the newcomers and catch up with the regulars we don’t get to see very often.

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2019 Southeast Meeting

Participants arriving before lunch on Friday will have an opportunity to engage in stream work with students at the local schools, followed by an evening social. Conference presentations will begin Saturday morning and will include a few new format options to allow for greater mentoring and dialogue between regional members. Submission for proposals will open by mid-April, with an early acceptance date to allow for and encourage graduate student attendance.

2019 Far West Meeting

The 2019 Far West Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Hawaii International Conference on Education (HICE).  Additional information about HICE can be found at http://hiceducation.org.  Please contact Corinne Lardy (corinne.lardy@csus.edu) for specifics about the Far West Meeting.

2020 International Conference

Hotel Reservations

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Fun Run Form

Conference Program

Conference App

Program PDF Please Note: The Conference App is the most up to date. If the PDF and App disagree, follow the app. We will also put up an errata sheet before the conference starts.

Install the App on Your Mobile device:

Once you load the app in your web browser, hit the “share” button (it’s a little box with an arrow coming out of the top). Scroll till you see “add to Home screen” That will install it on your device as if it were an app.

Upon loading the site you’ll be asked to add it to your home screen.


Gold Sponsors – $5000

Bronze Sponsors – $2500


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Conference Exhibitors

2018 Mid-Atlantic Meeting

The MA-ASTE 2018 planning committee is excited about welcoming you to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley Region of VA. We will meet at Massanetta Springs Camp and Conference Center in Harrisonburg, VA Sept. 28 and 29. http://www.massanettasprings.org/

You have three options for lodging.

The first two options are on the Massanetta Springs Camp and Conference Center grounds. To make a reservation for the Hubler or Richardson, call: 540-434-3829. All of the rooms are reserved for us. If you have trouble, Rachael Burgess is the reservations coordinator working with us.

  1. The Hubler Lodge: $75.00/night. These are the nicest and newest rooms of the two options at the conference center. There are 16 rooms each with 2 queen beds and private bath and 1 room with 1 queen bed and private bath. Because these are limited, we encourage you to consider rooming with a MA-ASTE friend to allow more attendees to take advantage of this option.
  2. The Richardson Hotel: $59.00/night. This is an older hotel, built in the 1950s originally as military barracks (but does have air conditioning). It is a bit more rustic than the Hubler in terms of amenities. There are more than enough rooms. Each room has two single beds, a bath shared between two rooms, and a sink in each room.
  3. Harrisonburg Hotels: For those that want a bit more luxury than the Richardson, but cannot get a room in the Hubler lodge, there are many hotels less than 3 miles away. They are listed below in order from typically most to least expensive.


The deadline for abstracts will be July 23rd, 2018. Click the following link to submit a proposal for the conference:


Click on the following link to register for the meeting:


If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to email our conference chair at cresawko@jmu.edu

2018 Northeast Meeting

The 2018 NE-ASTE program calls for us to reflect upon the importance of culture, diversity, and equity in STEM education. As educators, we recognize that students bring their own prior experiences and cultural capital to bear in our nation’s classrooms every day. This diversity fills classrooms with stories that are valued in their home lives, but, at times, are overlooked in schools. Teachers and researchers alike are called upon to share research and practices that attempt to break the barriers of inequity in STEM education so that together we are part of the solution.