Massachusetts Association 
of Science Teachers

Our Mission: To enhance science teaching and empower teachers of science

MAST Annual Conference Call for Presenters 

Spotlight on Science! 

The MAST Conference Committee is excited to launch the 2017 Annual Conference Call for Presenters. Building on the success of last year's conference and feedback from our membership, this year's conference theme is Spotlight on Science! 

The topical themes of the conference are: 

  • Climate Change Education: Our Changing World
  • New Teacher Resources
  • Student Misconceptions
  • Technology Resource in the Science Classroom
  • Dynamic Classrooms

The form to submit an application to present can be found HERE.

Review of the application will begin on July 1, 2017.  The conference committee will contact selected presenters by July 20, 2017. Presentations will be scheduled to ensure that a wide variety of professional development offerings appealing to a cross-section of attendees are available during each time slot on Thursday and Friday.

Upcoming events

Thursday, November 02, 2017 • Boxborough Regency (formally Holiday Inn, Boxborough) Boxborough, MA
Thursday, November 02, 2017 • Holiday Inn - Boxborough, MA

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Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Standards 

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 to adopt the revised Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) standards. Supporting documents and the standards are available at:

To request a science ambassador to present at your school, send an email to:

Download the latest MCAS information from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 


Science Matters in Massachusetts

Science Matters is a public awareness campaign by the National Science Teachers Association. The Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST) will work to share science opportunities throughout Massachusetts. This is a newsletter sent out by email on the 1st and 15th of each month. If you have an opportunity to share please email it to Betsey Clifford at Archived issues can be found in the Members Only tab. Not a member? Join by clicking on the Join Us tab. 

MAST Board of Directors

Look at the About Us tab to learn more about vacancies on the MAST Board of directors. Contact the MAST President at  if you are interested in getting more involved. 

If you are interested in helping with the 2017 MAST Conference, contact the Conference Chairs at or  

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