Massachusetts Association 
of Science Teachers

2018 Annual MAST Conference:  Sustainable Science 

Thursday November 1 - Friday November 2

The Conference strands:

• Innovative Learning

• New Teacher Resources

• Literacy in Science

• Integrated Science Learning 

• Equity & Diversity in STEM

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Questions about the Annual Conference:

You can learn about the Next Generation Science, Technology, and Engineering MCAS from this slide presentation from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Thursday, November 1, 2018


Keynote Presentation

Jimmy Voorhis, Sustainability Research Fellow

Jimmy Voorhis, National Geographic Young Explorer, Geoscientist, Mountain Guide

Jimmy is a National Geographic Young Explorer working to understand how climate change has and will affect ice climbing in the Mount Washington Valley, New Hampshire, and how winter guiding will be affected by changing Northeastern winters. For the past two years, he’s worked winters as an ice climbing guide in New Hampshire, and summers as a guide on expeditions to Denali in Alaska. Jimmy holds a B.S. in Geoscience and Engineering Science from Tufts University (2012) and an M.S. in Earth Science from Dartmouth College (2014). His graduate work focused on the geochemistry of arsenic on mineral surfaces.

Jimmy's presentation is sponsored by National Geographic / Cengage 

Friday, November 2, 2018


Keynote Presentation

Dr. Vince Rotello, UMass Amherst, University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

Multidisciplinary Thinking Outside the Box: Fighting Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria using Nanomaterials

The emergence of new antibiotic-resistant bacteria is rapidly accelerating, with strains now resistant to all known antibiotics beginning to be observed. These multi-drug-resistant (MDR) bacteria are a rapidly emerging threat to human health, causing thousands of deaths each year in the US alone. In our research we have brought together chemistry, biology and even a bit of physics to create new nanosponges 100-300 nanometers in diameter. These nanosponges are highly effective against bacteria and are not harmful to mammalian cells (including red blood cells), making them promising treatments for both wound and internal infections.

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