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NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning Through Research. Since its inception in 1928, NARST has promoted research in science education and the communication of knowledge generated by the research. The ultimate goal of NARST is to help all learners achieve science literacy.


2015 Annual International Conference Call for Proposals
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NARST 2015 Early Career Research Award - First Call
The NARST Early Career Research Award acknowledges contributions to science education through research by individuals during the five years immediately following receipt of the doctoral degree. To qualify for the award this year, the nominee must have received the doctoral degree on or after January 1, 2009. All NARST members are encouraged to consider nominating an eligible and deserving early career member. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Nominations for the award must be accompanied by the following supporting material:

a) A letter of nomination that discusses the nominees impact on the field;

b) The nominees vita;

c) A two-page summary of the nominees research interests, prepared by the nominee;

d) Three of the nominees best papers; and

e) Two additional letters of support to be sent separately. The supporting letters need to discuss the context and significance of the nominee's scholarship so that the accomplishments shown on the nominee's vita may be better understood.

Nomination materials should be received by the Committee Chair, Bill Cobern at no later than November 15, 2014.

All nomination packages and materials should be sent electronically in PDF format.

Bill Cobern (Chair)
Thomas Trotter (Co-Chair)

NARST 2015 Outstanding Doctoral Research Award

The NARST Outstanding Doctoral Research Award Selection Committee invites all current NARST members who completed a dissertation within the 15 months prior to September 15, 2014 to submit an expanded ten-page abstract to the committee for consideration for the 2015 NARST Outstanding Doctoral Research Award. Click here for more....

Call for Nominations - First Call

NARST Distinguished Contribution to Science Education through Research Award Nominees

NARST seeks to improve science education through research. To this end, NARST desires to recognize and reward individuals who have made significant contributions to science education through research. Contributions may be of several types including, but not limited to empirical, philosophical or historical research, evaluative studies, policy-related research, and studies reflecting new techniques to be applied in research.

The recipient of the Award should have contributed over a period of at least 20 years since the award of his or her doctorate. This award is the highest recognition NARST can bestow for contributions to science education through exemplary, high quality research.

Nominations are due not later than July 31, 2014 to the email address below.

All members are encouraged to consider nominating a leading figure in science education research for this award. Self-nominations are not permitted.

Please note that the award will be made to an individual who over a period of at least 20 years has:
a) made a continuing contribution to science education through research;
b) provided notable leadership in science education through research; and
c) had substantial impact on science education through research.

All that is necessary to start the nomination process is for a NARST member to send a name or names with no more than a one-page letter supporting the nomination of the person. Please send the names of nominees to either the chair or co-chair of the committee.

Charles (Andy) Anderson

J. Randy McGinnis

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