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Research Teachers Conference

October 13-15, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Click here to enter the lottery for the 2017 Conference! 

Society for Science & the Public would like to invite science research teachers at all levels of experience to gather in Washington, D.C. for a weekend to share best practices, troubleshoot any challenges they face in supporting students in independent science research, and learn more about the Society and the Regeneron Science Talent Search.

The conference topics will be split up in large group sessions and break-out sessions, and will include completing research in a high school lab, finding and placing students in summer programs, obtaining pre-approval for projects relating to humans and animals, combating plagiarism, reaching underserved students, and more. The conference will also include an in-depth look at the Regeneron Science Talent Search, a competition for high school seniors run by the Society. 

Two hundred teachers will be selected to attend via lottery — one third will be veteran teachers who have significant experience teaching research, one third will be teachers who have some experience, and one third will be teachers who do not have experience yet, but would like to begin supporting students by teaching research. Only one teacher per school will be selected, unless additional spots are available.  Invitations are non-transferable. If a participant can't attend after being initially selected, the slot will be filled by lottery. Teachers selected will submit documentation showing evidence of their intent to attend.  There is a limit of 10 entries per school.

Expenses for travel, lodging and meals will be covered by the Society for all attendees.   

Preliminary Conference Schedule:

Friday, October 13, 2017

Participants travel to Washington, D.C.
7:00 p.m. Welcome Dinner

Saturday, October 14, 2017

8:00 a.m. – Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon – Large and small group sessions
12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Large and small group session
6:30 p.m. – Dinner

Sunday, October 15, 2017

8:00 a.m. – Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Large and small group sessions
Participants travel home

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