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2017 MAST Annual Conference and Awards Banquet

Spotlight on Science!  

November 2-3

Boxboro Regency Hotel

The MAST Conference Committee is excited to open registration for the 2017 Annual Conference. Building on the success of last year's conference and feedback from our membership, this year's conference theme is Spotlight on Science! 

The topical themes of the conference are: 

  • Climate Change Education: Our Changing World
  • New Teacher Resources
  • Student Misconceptions
  • Technology Resource in the Science Classroom
  • Dynamic Classrooms

Presentations are scheduled to ensure that a wide variety of professional development offerings appealing to a cross-section of attendees are available during each time slot on Thursday and Friday. Thursday's workshops are focused for on middle and high school concepts and Friday is focused on elementary and middle school.

Registration is closed for this year, and will reopen next summer.

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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. 

Check out the summary of DESE's current thinking about the Next Generation Science, Technology, and Engineering MCAS presented at the 2017 MAST Conference 

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

MAST Board of Directors

Look at the About Us tab to learn more about vacancies on the MAST Board of directors. Contact the MAST President at  if you are interested in getting more involved. 

If you are interested in helping with the 2017 MAST Conference, contact the Conference Chairs at or  

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