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CAST 2018 Recap and Resources

STAT's annual conference, CAST, truly explored new frontiers in 2018, and our members' excitement and passion for learning was — as always  inspiring. If you missed CAST this year or simply need a boost of inspiration, please take a moment to watch the CAST Recap video (below) and browse the CAST 2018 photo gallery.

STAT members, including our newest members joining us as part of their CAST 2018 registration, can now access session handouts from the conference.

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News: 2018 STAT Award Recipients

Congratulations to these outstanding educators!

The Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT) is proud to recognize excellence in and dedication to the field of science education through its annual awards program. The STAT Awards Committee is honored to announce the following educators as STAT's 2018 Statewide Award recipients. Join us to recognize them Thursday, November 1, during the general session at the 2018 Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching.

Outstanding Science Educator of the Year Awards

The STAT Outstanding Science Teacher of the Year Awards recognize excellence in science teaching. The awards are presented to STAT members in the following categories:

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News: CAST 2018 Keynote Speaker

News: CAST 2018 Keynote Speaker

Dianna Cowern, Science Communicator and Creator of Physics Girl

STAT is thrilled to announce that Dianna Cowern, science communicator, educator and content creator for the one million-subscriber YouTube Channel Physics Girl, will speak at the CAST 2018 General Session Nov. 1 in Fort Worth. Dianna earned a bachelor of science in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before researching low-metallicity stars at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) and designing an iPad app as a software engineer at GE. She then pursued her career in STEM outreach working as an educator at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in San Diego, California, and as a physics outreach coordinator at the University of California, San Diego. Her work on Physics Girl has been featured in the Huffington Post and Slate Magazine and on Scientific American blogs. Check out Dianna’s YouTube channel. 

CAST 2018 registration and housing will open in late August. Stay tuned for announcements!

News: CAST 2018 Scholarship Applications Open

CAST 2018 Scholarship Applications Open

Scholarship Application Deadline: Sept. 5, 2018

CAST is known across Texas (and across state lines!) as a celebration of all things science. Nearly 6,000 science educators gather each fall for three days of inspiration and idea sharing. Would financial support for travel, hotel or even a substitute make it possible for you to attend CAST? Consider applying for a CAST 2018 Scholarship! STAT is pleased to award $750 stipends to qualified members to be used as the recipient needs (for registration, hotel, travel, a sub, etc.). Scholarship applications are due Sept. 5, and recipients will be notified by Sept. 25. Apply today.