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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To join the NC-ASTE listserv or to update your listserv membership, please email jesse.wilcox@uni.edu.

2024 Regional Meeting and Future Meetings

September 27 and 28, 2024 – Cedar Falls, IA
We will be holding future meetings in the following locations:
October 2025 – St. Cloud, MN
October 2026 – Peoria, IL


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 before 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.
    • The 2023 North Central Legacy Award was awarded to Dr. Michael Clough.


  • Director: Karl Jung (2024-2027)
  • Past Director: Jerrid Kruse (2021-2024)
  • Treasurer: Jesse Wilcox (2022-2025)
  • Secretary: Felicia Leammukda (2023-2026)
  • Graduate Student Representative: Isaiah Kent-Schneider (2024-2025)

All North Central ASTE officers who are newly elected at the Fall Regional Meeting begin their terms on the final day of the ASTE International Conference in January.