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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.


NARST Survey
The NARST membership committee would appreciate your completion of this short survey. This survey is intended to capture your impressions of the 2019 NARST meeting, as well as your reasons why you may have not attended. Please note this is not intended to replace the more comprehensive survey that will be distributed in the near future. Thank you!

JRST Call for Papers for a Special Issue: Science Teaching, Learning, and Assessment with 21st Century, Cutting-Edge Digital Ecologies
Seeking to provide a platform to discuss use and impact of cutting-edge technologies, technological platforms, and technological activity, including reports of empirical research, conceptual or critical analyses, and/or examination of theories and frameworks. Extended Abstracts are due April 15, 2019. Learn more

Call for New JRST Editor
NARST, a Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Education through Research, is searching for the new Editor of the Journal of Research in Science Teaching (JRST) for 2020-2025. Applications will be welcomed either by individuals for the position of sole Editor or for the position of Co-Editors. JRST is a leading international journal and as such applications are encouraged from international members. The position provides the person(s) chosen, as well as the host institution(s), with international visibility in the area of science education. A letter of intent is due by April 30, 2019 to the Search Chair in which the rationale for seeking the position is described in detail. The complete proposal for JRST Editor is due by June 15, 2019.See the full JRST Editor announcement for complete details.

2019 NARST Award Recipients
NARST is pleased to announce that it will recognize recipients of its 2019 awards during the Annual International Conference in Baltimore, MD (31 March – 3 April 2019). View information about the 2019 Award recipients on the NARST Web site. Join us in congratulating these dedicated and deserving members.

Apply for SARMSTE Scholarships
The International Committee invites applications from doctoral students for two scholarships ($2,500 USD each) to be used toward participation at the 17th Annual Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (SAARMSTE) research school for Mathematics, Science and Technology.

The research school will be hosted by the Mamelodi Campus of the University of Pretoria at the Future Africa Center 3 – 6 July 2019. See the full announcement for complete details. The deadline for applications is 15 April 2019.

NARST Election Results
The Executive Committee is pleased to announce the results of the recent election. The 2019 NARST election closed at 5pm EST on February 3, 2019. The candidates elected to office are as follows:
President-Elect:  Eileen R. Carlton Parsons (2019-2022)
Board of Directors:  Bhaskar Upadhyay & Noemi Waight (2019-2022)
Graduate Representative:  Christa Haverly (2019-2021)
International Coordinator: Sonya N. Martin (2019-2022)

Each candidate is looking forward to serving you in their elected roles and fulfilling their responsibilities as Board Members for the term of their office.

Journal of Research in Science Teaching
Call for Editorial Board Members

We are seeking applications to fill 14 positions on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Research in Science Teaching (JRST). Our detailed Call for Editorial Board Members provides complete details. The deadline for submitting applications is March 1, 2019 @ 5:00 PM your local time. If you have any questions, please email us at: For JRST details, visit

Give Back during the NARST Annual International Conference
The Community Engagement Team invites you to give back to the Baltimore community this year by supporting science education in Baltimore Public Schools. Options include on-site work at a local high school and a book drive. Please see the full announcement for details and to sign up.

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

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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