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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 Seeks Applicants for Board Liaison to NSTA
The NARST Research Committee invites applications for the NARST Liaison to NSTA position. The Liaison serves as an ex officio member of the NARST Board for a 3-year term and facilitates communication and collaborative efforts between the two organizations. Additional details regarding the duties and responsibilities, qualifications, application process, and review criteria may be found in the NARST Liaison to NSTA Position Description. Please e-mail Maria S. Rivera Maulucci, the Research Committee Chair (, or Deborah Hanuscin, the current NARST Liaison to NSTA (, regarding questions you may have about the position. Applications are due November 30th.

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.

Call for NARST Volunteers
NARST President-elect Gail Richmond invites all NARST members to volunteer their services to NARST. “I urge you to indicate your interest in participating on a committee via the link below. Broad and active member participation will allow NARST to continue to contribute significantly to our work and our lives.”
Volunteer Committee Assignment Request form

NARST Issues Call for Proposals for 2018 Pre-Conference Workshops
The NARST Research Committee invites submission of proposals for Pre-Conference Workshops during the 2018 Annual International Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Click here for more details.

NARST 2018 Outstanding Doctoral Research Award
The NARST Outstanding Doctoral Research Award Selection Committee invites all current NARST members, who have completed a dissertation within the 15 months prior to September 15, 2017, to submit an application for the 2018 NARST Outstanding Doctoral Research Award. Submissions are to be sought from as wide a field of candidates as possible to be inclusive of gender, age and ethnicity, as well as research perspectives. Click here for complete application instructions. Application materials must be received no later than September 15, 2017. Questions regarding this award should be directed to Dr. Cory Forbes at

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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