Welcome to North Central Association for Science Teacher Education

We represent a regional member subset of the International Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) 

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Fall 2018 Conference Dates and Location

We meet each fall for a conference (Thursday evening through Saturday noon) to provide support for professionals involved in the development of teachers of science at all levels. This conference is typically early in the month of October.

The 2018 regional meeting will be hosted by Indiana University Northwest on October 4-6 .

The conference /hotel will be on the property of  the Spring House Inn (219-929-4600) in Porter, Indiana adjacent to Indiana Dunes State Park, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, and the Speakeasy at the Spa (where Al Capone used to hangout!).

A block of rooms have been reserved for us.  Please book your rooms by calling the Inn (219-929-4600) http://springhouseinn.com/  and letting them know you are attending the NC-Association of Science Teacher Education conference.  King bed rooms and 2 Queen bed rooms have been blocked out for our conference.  Negotiated rates are from $67-78. per night with tax.  Conference registration and proposal forms will be available by September 1, 2018.


We currently support two awards:

  • The Davis-Foster Graduate Student Research Award
    • Graduate students are encouraged to apply for the Davis-Foster Graduate Student Research Award. This award entails submitting a paper for review by the current officers of the Region. The due date for submissions is two weeks prior to the annual fall regional meeting. Papers must be primarily graduate students’ work with a statement of contribution submitted by faculty members when applicable. No more than one paper as first author can be submitted per award cycle. Papers must conform to current Journal of Science Teacher Education formatting and length guidelines. Two copies of a paper should be submitted to the current Regional Director, one of them being blinded for review purposes. The recipient of this award receives a monetary prize. The awardee will be reimbursed for the registration fee paid to attend the ASTE national meeting the following January. Multiple graduate student authors will split the award.
  • The North-Central Legacy Award
    • This award is intended to honor long time members for their service and professional involvement in the organization.  The nomination process involves putting forward a 250 word paragraph.  Send nominations to the current Director.


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