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  • October 19 Connecting and Collaborating CSTA Conference - Smith Middle School, Glastonbury with keynote address Crazy Weather, Climate, and Carbon Dioxide: What is Going On!? by Maureen Raymo, PhD Geology, Columbia University, New York. Bio link

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Exhibitors registration is now open. More information on the 2024 Conference page. 

Call for Presenters closes July 15, 2024 Click HERE to Apply.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Maureen Raymo  Bio link

The Earth is running a fever. The ongoing pollution of our atmosphere with an invisible, odorless gas called carbon dioxide is trapping heat at the Earth’s surface and causing temperatures to rise. The polar regions are warming fastest of all and the melting ice sheets are causing sea levels to rise around the globe. In this talk, I will review evidence for climate change, talk about how climate impacts extreme weather events, and share thoughts on how our collective actions as individuals, families, communities, and governments will impact our quality of life in the 21st century.

Latest News

  • “School Instructional Space Silica Exposure: Safety Hazards/Risks” Dr. Ken's latest Safety Commentary - In middle and high school art, science, and technology education instructional spaces, there is a potential safety hazard and health and safety risk of silica exposure. This blog commentary addresses this issue and how to help make it safer for teachers and students!

    School Instructional Space Silica Exposure: Safety Hazards/Risks | NSTA

    Check out more safety news from Ken Roy - Ken Roy's Safety Bulletins!
  • STEMTASTIC News - Resources from the October Biomimicry Institute and Jill Wertheim's presentation can be found in our STEMtastic page
  • View the latest assessment news under the Resources tab
  • Do you have an idea for a STEMtastic webinar?  Is there someone you would like to talk to?  Is there an area of interest that you think other teachers would like to discuss?  Please let us know.

  • NGSS Assessment Tools  - This site is designed to facilitate development and sharing of classroom NGSS assessment items and item clusters (groups of items associated with same phenomenon)

CSTA Awards

2024  CT Science Awards 

Congratulations to all Awardees!

Excellence in  Elementary Science Teaching 

Sally Chaves; West District School, Unionville

Excellence in Middle School  Science Teaching 
Faye Sleeman; Tolland Middle School

Excellence in  Secondary Science Teaching 

Sue Blozzon; Oxford High School

Ralph and Ruth Yulo Beginning Teacher Award

Jennifer D’Auria; Bailey Middle School, West Haven

Babu George STEM Award

Trisha Pytko; Walter Fitzgerald Campus, Fairfield 

Sig Abeles Award

Michael Ross; Environmental Education Coordinator/Park Supervisor  Dinosaur State Park

Click HERE for more info on the Marty Tafel Award


    Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science (including computer science) teaching.  

    Anyone may nominate exceptional mathematics or science teachers, or teachers may apply directly at Nominations for the Elementary cycle (2023-2024) will open this summer.

    For more information, please contact Sean Serafino, the PAEMST State Science Coordinator, at

    Congratulations to our recent Awardees & Finalists!

    2024 State Finalists K-6: Erica Campbell, Annalisa Martins, & Diana Walker

    2023 State Finalists 7-12: Nicole Bolduc, Douglas Haddad, & Joseph Mancino

    2022 State Finalist K-6: Carly Imhoff

    2021 State Finalists 7-12: Robert Cormier, Lauren Danner, & Alexa Mitchell

    2020 Awardee K-6: Lori Durocher

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