The Oklahoma Science Teachers Association (OSTA) is the state affiliate of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). OSTA is dedicated to addressing the interests and concerns of Oklahoma science educators, and to promoting high quality science education for Oklahoma's students. Members are able to participate in OSTA's professional develop programs such as Regional Meet-Ups and the annual summer conference, hold OSTA offices, and serve on the Board of Directors. 

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NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

WE WANT YOU!

OSTA is now accepting presenter proposals for the 2018 OSTA Annual State Conference! This is your opportunity to share your expertise with current science practices! Presenters must be a member of OSTA (so join now if you aren't!), and presenters may submit multiple proposals. All proposals will be considered, and if yours is accepted you will be sent confirmation and additional informatio no later than April 27th.

Here's the link to submit: https://goo.gl/forms/BxVCaOfw11LfFnnf1

Have a question? Contact Cara Stephens, Director at Large, at cara.stephens@edmondschools.net.

OSTA Awards Nominations

Do you know an outstanding science educator? Nominate them for one of OSTA's awards! We are now accepting nominations for the Oklahoma New Horizons Award, Science Teacher of the Year (Elementary, Middle, High, and University/College), and the Jack Renner Distinguished Serve to Oklahoma Science Education.

More information about each of these awards, as well as nomination forms can be found here: https://bit.ly/2Gwtxi1

Have a question? Contact Traci Richardson, Director at Large, at trichardson@stillwaterschools.com or Heather Johnston, President, at hbtjohnston@gmail.com



2018 OSU National Lab Day (NLD)

Tuesday May 15, 2018

Dear High School Science Teachers,

On behalf of Oklahoma State University and the OSU National Lab Day Planning Committee, I would like to announce that registration for the 2018 NLD event is open:

https://okstatecoe.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bvICr3mznfl0weh

National Lab Day provides high school science teachers and students with an opportunity to visit research labs and engage with STEM faculty while learning about current research taking place on the OSU campus. In addition to visiting labs, students will have the opportunity to learn about STEM majors offered by four different OSU colleges on the Stillwater OSU campus. The 2018 NLD event can only host up to 19 teacher/student teams so register early to ensure that you get a spot for you and your students. There is no cost to register or attend the event, and lunch will be provided free for all NLD participants. The NLD event will begin with check-in at 8:00 and end at 3:00 on Tuesday May 15th.

High school teachers are eligible to bring up to 7 students (sophomores and/or juniors interested in pursuing a STEM major) to the 2018 NLD event. Space is limited so register today at:

https://okstatecoe.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bvICr3mznfl0weh

We look forward to seeing you and your students at the 2018 NLD event.

Sincerely,

Dr. Julie Angle, NLD Committee Chair



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