Alaska Science Teachers Association

Teacher Institute in 1925

Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau

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Lifelong Learning Opportunities

AK Schools Committed to STEM

Romig Middle School’s STEM Career Day that took place on Thursday, February 23rd, at Romig Middle School. We had over 50 presenters interacting with all our students, even our life skills students who do not have science every day.  As you can see from the attached list, presenters represented a wide range of fields and careers.  Students were scheduled in four sessions of their choice and rotated throughout the day doing everything from designing the most efficient wind turbine blade to practicing surgery techniques and tools on raw meat. They learned about a wide variety of careers and educational paths available right here in Alaska with Alaskan companies and organizations, who were gracious enough to donate their time, resources, and personnel.


Bettisworth North: Architecture and Design
Alaska Crime Lab and FBI: Forensics and Law Enforcement

Alaska Native Engineering and Science Program
Bureau of Indian Affairs: Archaeology

Alaska Resource Education: Geology
Renewable Energy Project and Fire Island Wind: Renewable Energy Engineering

Women in Aviation, RAVN Air, and Alaska Aviation Museum
Jacobs, Stantec: Environmental Scientists

GCI: Telecommunications
ADF&G: Wildlife and Fisheries Biologists

Makar Eye Care: eye care and vision
UAF: invasive plants, entomology

UAA: computer science, marine biology, linguistics
AECOM: Engineering

Bureau of Land Management: hydrology
Anchorage Museum
US Geological Survey

Conoco Phillips: Rural Alaska environmental outreach
Toni Sparrow: Physical Therapy

Medtronic: Surgical Sales and Techniques
Heather Mascom: Food Science

US Air Force: Civil Engineering
Robert Atkinson: Commercial Fishing

Fairweather Science, LLC and Alaska Pacific University: Marine Biology     


To inspire, promote and support excellence in

science education.


Advocate science literacy for all Alaskans.
Promote the exchange of information about science and science education among researchers, scientists, institutions, public leaders and science teachers.
Recognize indigenous knowledge and diverse ways of knowing about science and the natural world.
Encourage the development of a skilled and knowledgeable work force in science related careers.

Summer Student Opportunities

16 Jun 2017 • Cascade Mts., Resurrection Bay, Southeast Alaska
24 Jun 2017 • UAF and Bonanza Creek Ecological Research Site
09 Jul 2017 • University of Alaska Fairbanks

Student Competitions

No upcoming events

Professional Development

03 Jun 2017 • Denali National Park and other Alaska sites
20 Jul 2017 • U of Alaska Fairbanks
29 Sep 2017 • Fairbanks, Alaska
29 Sep 2017 • Fairbanks, Alaska
29 Sep 2017 9:00 AM • Fairbanks, Alaska

2017 Alaska Cross Content Conference:

Math, Science, Literacy, Languages, Technology

in Fairbanks Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1, 2017

For Conference Website Click Here

Consider presenting your own knowledge and great ideas, nominating a keynote speaker, asking for travel support from your District, and, most of all, enjoying a crisp fall day in the Interior with other dedicated teachers.

Message from ASTA President

Welcome Back!
The 2016-17 year has many wonderful opportunities on the horizon. Our mission is to be a voice for quality science education in Alaska, empowering teachers and promoting student achievement. Our goal as an organization is to provide educators with a forum to discuss science and pedagogy. We are here to serve our members and to help network with other educators throughout the state. There are many ways for you to help promote our association and continue to bring science into the forefront of the minds of community members and stakeholders.

Some ways to be involved:

Help develop science curriculum for your district
Promote collaboration between the teachers of science and the teachers of other disciplines
Join SOS (Science in our Schools) group
Pursue various PD opportunities in your districts

Thank you and have a wonderful year!

Sincerely, Michelle Daml,
ASTA President

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