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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.


Call for NARST Volunteers
NARST President-elect Gail Richmond invites all NARST members to volunteer their services to NARST. “I urge you to indicate your interest in participating on a committee via the link below. Broad and active member participation will allow NARST to continue to contribute significantly to our work and our lives.”
Volunteer Committee Assignment Request form

Share your opinion! Complete the NARST 2017 Conference Survey.
If you attended the 2017 NARST Annual International Conference in San Antonio, we want to hear from you! Please complete the survey to share your feedback. Your responses will be anonymous. Thanks for your assistance!

NARST Issues Call for Proposals for 2018 Pre-Conference Workshops
The NARST Research Committee invites submission of proposals for Pre-Conference Workshops during the 2018 Annual International Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Click here for more details.

2018 Annual International Conference Call for Proposals
The proposal submission system is now open. Click Here

Call for 2018 Distinguished Contributions to Research Award Nominations
The NARST Distinguished Contributions to Research Award Selection Committee invites all current NARST members to nominate individuals who have made significant contributions to science education through research including, but not limited to empirical, philosophical or historical research, evaluative studies, policy-related research, and/or studies reflecting new techniques to be applied in research. The recipient of the Award should have made substantial scholarly contributions over a period of at least 20 years since the award of his or her doctorate. Nominations are due by July 29, 2017. Questions regarding this award should be directed to Dr. Alejandro J. Gallard at
Click here to view the complete call for nominations.

NARST 2018 Outstanding Doctoral Research Award
The NARST Outstanding Doctoral Research Award Selection Committee invites all current NARST members, who have completed a dissertation within the 15 months prior to September 15, 2017, to submit an application for the 2018 NARST Outstanding Doctoral Research Award. Submissions are to be sought from as wide a field of candidates as possible to be inclusive of gender, age and ethnicity, as well as research perspectives. Click here for complete application instructions. Application materials must be received no later than September 15, 2017. Questions regarding this award should be directed to Dr. Cory Forbes at

The NARST Elections Committee: Call for Nominations
The NARST Elections Committee takes great pleasure in announcing the opening of the 2017-2018 elections for leadership positions for NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning through Research. Current members of NARST are encouraged to nominate potential candidates for offices. Three NARST Directors-at-Large and President-Elect will be elected. Click here for the Nomination Packet Guidelines and click here for the rubric used to evaluate submitted packets. We invite you to help us advance and improve NARST by soliciting the participation of dedicated and effective leaders. Click here to view the full Call for Nominations.

Scholarships for Doctoral Research School
The International Committee invites applications from doctoral students for two scholarships ($2,500 USD each) to be used toward participation at the Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (SAARMSTE) doctoral research school.

The doctoral research school will take place in Bakgatla Resort, near Pilanesberg National Park, North West, on the following dates: July 10-13, 2017.
For more information and application materials please click here.

The 2017 NARST Annual International Conference e-program download is now available!
Download e-program here.

NARST Board Endorses MOU to Join March for Science
On 10 April 2017 the NARST Board approved an MOU to join March for Science. Click Here

A Message to the NARST Community
Please click here for a message to the NARST Community regarding the Executive Order restricting the travel of immigrant and nonimmigrant visitors to the United States. This message was approved by the 2016-17 NARST Board of Directors on 9 February 2017.


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