• 09 Mar 2018 5:09 PM | Anonymous

    The 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--principals, teachers, parents, students, or members of the general public--may nominate exceptional mathematics or science teachers who are currently teaching grades K–6 for the 2017-2018 award year. Teachers may also apply directly at

    The Nomination Deadline is April 1, 2018 and the Application Deadline is May 1, 2018, for elementary school teachers (grades K-6). Secondary school teachers (grades 7-12) will be eligible to apply during a future cycle.

    Please address questions to Paul Keidel, ND PAEMST Coordinator, , 701-425-2020.

  • 31 Jan 2018 9:16 PM | Anonymous

    Are you interested in learning more about biotechnology and how to implement it with your students?  The BTC Institute located in Madison, WI has 3-5 day summer courses designed for teachers: Biotechnology: The Basics, Biotechnology: Beyond the Basics and Biotechnology: The Basics for Middle School Teachers.   There are no course fees, stipends and optional graduate education credits are available.  See: for details. 

  • 23 May 2017 7:22 AM | Anonymous

    The NSTA nominations and application portal is currently open. You may nominate a science educator today.

    Anyone who is nominated will receive an e-mail notification that they have been nominated, and will have a link provided in the e-mail encouraging them to begin their application. They do not receive notice as to who nominated them.

    An awards flyer is attached and the link is:

    ...See More

    Awards flyer 2017-18.pdf


  • 08 May 2017 2:14 PM | Anonymous

    Below is an email I received from Hal Phoenix out of Ellendale, who just moved here from Colorado and is soon to become an NDSTA member.  This is a growing request regardless of location/district size, so maybe our members have some solutions:

    I teach at a Hutterite Colony for Ellendale Public Schools. Next year I will have 6-9th graders (12) and I need to teach Earth Science. However, I don't have any textbooks. The Colony won't buy them and my district won't buy them. Could the Science Association help? Either put me in touch with a teacher/district that is replacing their classroom textbooks and would be willing to donate their old textbooks to my class or with a grant to buy some textbooks?

    I don't think he would object if you contacted him directly at:

  • 03 Nov 2016 11:08 AM | Anonymous

    Hello Everyone!


    I am Brenda Walsh, the NSTA District IX Director and also a Chemistry teacher at Eden Prairie High School. It was wonderful meeting so many of you in Minneapolis October 27th – 29th for the NSTA Regional Conference.  It was beautiful weather and there were so many presentations to pick from.


    There are a few great opportunities for teachers that I wanted to share with all of you.

    Shell Science Lab Challenge


    Shell Science Teaching Award

    One $10,000 award to an outstanding classroom science teacher will be given. Deadline is January 6, 2017.


    Shell Science URBAN Teaching Award

    One $1800 award be will given to a K-12 science teacher in an urban setting to be used for travel to the National NSTA Conference in L.A.  Deadline is December 15, 2016.


    The TOMODACHI Toshiba Science and Technology Leadership Academy

    Become part of a cross cultural team of students and science educators from Japan and the U.S. to develop a smart community of the future. You can share this with your students to apply to.


    There are also opportunities for your students to be involved and awarded too. Find more information at:


    Thank you and I look forward to working with all of you!

    Brenda Walsh

  • 28 Apr 2016 10:52 AM | Anonymous

    Are you interested in a career as a fish and game biologist, game warden, park ranger, naturalist, or environmental scientist?  Then the ECOWEB program could be for you!  The ECOWEB program within the University of Mary’s Biology Department provides scholarships and educational opportunities to low-income students interested in wildlife conservation biology or environmental science who might otherwise not be able to attend college or continue to degree completion. This program is supported by a generous S-STEM grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Through the ECOWEB program, students will receive scholarships of $8000-$10,000 per year for four years, and will be involved in a number of activities and opportunities designed to assist them in succeeding in college and to stimulate their interest in and enthusiasm for science. One of the NSF’s primary focuses is to increase the number of students majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields, particularly students from groups that are currently underrepresented, such as minorities and low-income students. One goal of the ECOWEB program is to increase the number of biology graduates from populations traditionally underrepresented in STEM.

    ECOWEB Recruiting Brochure.docx

  • 30 Jan 2016 5:42 PM | Anonymous

    Hello everyone!  I'd like to invite all past and present members of the North Dakota Science Teachers Association to log in to their profile and update your contact information.  

    All current members and anyone whose membership may have expired in the last couple of years should be able to log in using the last email address in our membership files.  If your email address has changed in the last year or so, please be sure to try your previous address as well.  

    As membership was migrated to our new platform, the last information on file was imported to your account profile.  All members will initially need to request a password reset to be sent to the address on file, and then reset it to the password of your choosing.  At that time, please update your profile details.  

    You will also be invited to renew your membership at that time; this can be completed online (via PayPal) or offline if you wish to mail a check.

The North Dakota Science Teachers Association is a group of interdisciplinary science educators. Our membership is open to K-12 classroom teachers, university faculty, informal educators, concerned citizens, and business personnel.

Our Mission Statement: 
"Science is part of everyone’s natural curiosity and encompasses all aspects of our lives.  It has had an impact on human history and promises to have an influence on the future.  The NDSTA seeks to:  inspire, promote and support excellence in science education and learning.  We will therefore, voice the continued need for quality science education in the state of North Dakota."

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