NARST is 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.
The NARST Fellows Program is an award program that honors and recognizes excellence in science education research and service. This program promotes and advances the NARST mission in science education, and the role of science education in the local and global community, by designating NARST members as Fellows. This program recognizes excellence in research and service that represents the full gamut of science education related work.
Submissions are now being accepted for the Sandra K. Abell Summer Research Institute for Doctoral Students. Sandra (Sandi) K. Abell, in whose memory the institute is named, was a University of Missouri professor of science education and was instrumental in conceptualizing, planning, and hosting the first Summer Research Institute.
Join us April 7-10, 2021 in Orlando, Florida for the NARST 94th Annual International Conference: Science Education-a Public Good for the Good of the Public? Research to Empower, Evoke, and Revolutionize. We encourage you to participate in the conference by submitting your conference proposal.
The NARST Research Committee invites submission of Pre-Conference Workshop proposals for the upcoming 2021 Annual International Conference in Orlando, Florida. Pre-conference workshops provide opportunities for NARST colleagues and others to engage in extended academic interaction and in-depth discussions of current issues facing our field. Workshops can serve as mini-courses focusing on research methodologies, specific research milestones, or current issues.
This Award recognizes and rewards individuals who have made significant contributions to science education through exemplary, high quality research. The recipient(s) of the Award should have made substantial scholarly contributions over a period of at least 20 years since the award of their doctorate. 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 research approaches.
The Outstanding Doctoral Research Award (ODRA) is the highest award that NARST bestows on a dissertation judged by colleagues on the Selection Committee to have the greatest significance in the field of science education research from among all dissertations nominated for the award that year. The ODRA Committee is now soliciting nominations for the 2021 award from all current NARST members who completed a dissertation within 15 months prior to August 31, 2020.
The NARST Early Career Research Award (ECRA) acknowledges contributions to science education through research by individuals during the seven years immediately following receipt of the doctoral degree. Research contributions may vary, including - but not limited to - empirical, philosophical, historical research, critical perspectives, evaluative studies, policy-related research, and studies reflecting new research techniques.