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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 2019 International Committee Scholarship Applications

The NARST International Committee is pleased to announce a number of scholarships ranging from $300 - $1,200 for international students and early-career faculty/researchers to attend the 2019 NARST Annual Conference. NARST members studying or employed outside the U.S. are encouraged to apply by February 8, 2019. Read the full announcement before completing the application.

2019 Election is open through 5:00 pm EST on 3 February 2018
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NARST Invites Proposal Submissions for ESERA Session

The International Committee invites proposals for a sponsored symposium at the 13th conference of the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA) as per the NARST-ESERA Memorandum of Understanding. View the full guidelines for proposals on the ESERA website.

The theme of this year's conference is: The beauty and pleasure of understanding: Engaging with contemporary challenges through science education.

Deadline for submissions: January 24, 2019. The outcomes of the review process will be announced on January 29, 2019. For more information and submissions please contact the International Coordinator, Lucy Avraamidou, at:

NARST International Committee Accepting LSEP Applications
The NARST International Committee invites applications for the Linking Science Education Program (LSEP), an initiative designed to contribute to improvement of science education in countries interested in science education reform. The application deadline is February 20, 2019. View the full announcement and application for details.

Volunteers Wanted
NARST is looking for members interested in volunteering to serve on the organization’s committees. Committees are a great way to learn more about the organization, network with others who share your interests, and give back to NARST. To volunteer, complete the Committee Assignment Request form in the Members Only section of the NARST website. If you’re interested in coordinating a Strand, indicate the Strand Number you prefer in the “Additional Comments” box.

Thanks in advance—we look forward to working with you!

Tali Tal
NARST President-Elect

2018 NARST Conference Evaluation
We would like you to have the opportunity to evaluate your experience at the 2018 NARST Annual International Conference at Atlanta, Georgia. Your responses will be anonymous. The quantitative data will be analyzed and your written comments will be summarized. A written report based on this survey will be shared with the NARST Executive Board at the next Board Meeting, so please take the time to complete this questionnaire. We plan to use your responses to better enhance your experience at the 2019 Conference in Baltimore. Thank you, in advance! —Barbara A. Crawford, NARST Immediate Past President.

NARST Statement on School and Community Gun Violence
Please click here for a message to the NARST Community regarding the issue of school and community gun violence.

NARST Issues Statement on Promoting Humanity, Inclusion, Diversity, and Tolerance
NARST is a worldwide organization of professionals committed to the improvement of science teaching and learning through research. In pursuit of this mission, NARST is committed to equity, justice, diversity and inclusion. Click here to read the full statement.

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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