Massachusetts Association 
of Science Teachers

Our Mission: To enhance science teaching and empower teachers of science.

MAST Announces Professional Development Grants

The Elaine Adams Professional Development Grant 

This year one $500 award will be presented to an applicant who proposes pursuing a professional development venture that is interesting and new for themselves and that has the potential to be of use/value for their students and science education. For more information, please go to our Awards and Grants page.

Grants for Empowering Teachers (GET) 

As a benefit to membership, MAST has established the GET opportunity for educators (formal and informal) to purchase non-consumable items that engage and enrich student learning. This grant opportunity is open to all MAST members, and this year five $200 awards will be presented to applicants who demonstrate the use/value of a particular item for their students and science education. For more information, please go to our Awards and Grants page.

PBS Learning Media Presents: Easy Ways to Incorporate the Design Process into Science Instruction.

Hear from two highly-skilled Massachusetts educators who have tips for working the Engineering Design Process into your science instruction, and we'll review student-tested, hands-on activities and digital media resources that support the design process and the new Massachusetts science standards

This webinar is a collaboration between the Massachusetts Science Teachers Association (MAST), WGBH Education, and PBS LearningMedia™Led by educators Kristen MacDonald, Northborough, and David Kujawski, East Walpole.


Congratulations to the new Massachusetts Hall of Fame for Science Educators Inductees! 

The Massachusetts Hall of Fame for Science Educators is pleased to announce that three science educators were inducted into the Hall of Fame at a luncheon ceremony sponsored by the Massachusetts Science Education Leadership Association on October 20, 2016. The new inductees are:  

Marilyn Decker, STEM Consultant, Center for Science in Context at UMASS Boston

Dr. Shirley Griffin, Retired Educator, Oakmont Regional High School, Ashburnham, MA

Dr. Joel Rubin, Teacher, Stoughton High School, Stoughton, MA.

The Hall of Fame was founded in 1992 and has recognized 110 members.  Each member has had a long and distinguished career in science education in Massachusetts. The Hall of Fame is permanently housed at the Massachusetts Science Education Leadership Association web site,

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MAST Announces 2016 Awards

Congratulations to the 2016 awardees for exemplary science teaching and service! They were announced on October 12, 2016 and they will be honored at the annual conference awards banquet on November 3. Here is a list of this year's awardees. 

Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Standards 

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 to adopt the revised Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) standards. Supporting documents and the standards are available at:

To request a science ambassador to present at your school, send an email to:

Download the latest MCAS information from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 


Science Matters in Massachusetts

Science Matters is a public awareness campaign by the National Science Teachers Association. The Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST) will work to share science opportunities throughout Massachusetts. This is a newsletter sent out by email on the 1st and 15th of each month. If you have an opportunity to share please email it to Betsey Clifford at Archived issues can be found in the Members Only tab. Not a member? Join by clicking on the Join Us tab. 

MAST Board of Directors

Look at the About Us tab to learn more about vacancies on the MAST Board of directors. Contact MAST President, Dr. Bob Gilmore at if you are interested in getting more involved. If you are interested in helping with the 2016 MAST Conference, contact Conference Chair, Meaghan Cells at

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