State Affiliate of the National Science Teachers Association

What's New
  • The July E-Blast is now available in the E-Blast section.
  • The August LASER is now available in the Newsletter section.
  • Looking for Exhibitors for 2015 Conference!
  • QSM Request for Proposals are now being accepted!
  • LSTA Educator Award Nominations/Applications
  • Call for LSTA Officer Nominations!

LSTA 2015 Election Ballot

It’s time to cast your vote for the 2015 Louisiana Science Teachers Association elections. Each member is asked to vote on President, Vice President, Secretary, and your Regional Representative. If you are not aware of your region, please use the map below. The newly elected officers will be announced at the 2015 LATM/LSTA Joint Conference in Baton Rouge.

Cast your vote for the 2015 LSTA Elections via the election ballot. All votes must be submitted by August 31, 2015.

2015 Preconference Newsletter now available!

The 2015 LATM/LSTA Joint Math and Science Conference: Elightening Students, Empowering Teachers, will be held from Monday, November 9 through Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at the Baton Rouge River Center. Information regarding this conference can be found in the Pre-Conference Newsletter link below.

2015 Preconference Newsletter

LSTA Welcomes NSTA President Carolyn Hayes to the 2015 Joint Math/Science Conference!

Dr. Carolyn Hayes is the president of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). She began serving her one-year term on June 1, 2015. Dr. Hayes is a retired high school biology teacher from Greenwood, Indiana.

Hayes brings years of leadership and teaching experience to NSTA through her work as a classroom teacher, college professor, science coordinator, author, and science consultant. In addition to having taught high school science for nearly 30 years in Indiana, Hayes worked in various positions at several universities since 1976, including Franklin College, Purdue University, University of Indianapolis, and Indiana University.

She served as president of the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc. (HASTI) (1995–1996), was a member of the board of directors for HASTI (1992–1994) and the Science Education Foundation of Indiana, Inc. (2001–2006).

An NSTA member since 1987, Carolyn has contributed extensively to the association. She served as a district director (2003–2006); chaired the 2012 national conference in Indianapolis, worked on numerous committees, has written articles for The Science Teacher, and has presented several sessions at NSTA national and area conferences.

Besides meeting and speaking with conference participants, Carolyn will be co-presenting with Jean May-Brett and speaking to the LASL members during their conference strand.

Concurrent Session (1-hour) Proposals for
2015 LATM/LSTA Joint Math Science Conference

Interested presenters may submit a proposal for a 1-hour concurrent session to be held on Tuesday and/or Wednesday, November 10-11, 2015. Presenters must provide all equipment (computers, LCD panels, internet access, and other items) needed for their presentation. Rooms will have Wi-Fi access as well as a screen or wall space on which to project images.

To submit an online Concurrent Session proposal go to this link.

Proposals must be submitted via this link by August 24, 2015.

The conference program allows for each Concurrent Session to have a maximum of 3 names listed as the presenters: the Lead Presenter followed by, at most, two Co-Presenters. Co-Presenter information must be entered at the bottom of the form. If the proposal is accepted, the Presenter and Co-Presenter(s) listed in the proposal must register for the conference. Registration must be complete (submitted and fully paid) by the early-bird deadline, October 9, 2015. The early-bird registration fee is $75. After this date, increased registration fees will apply. The program committee reserves the right to remove accepted proposals from the program if registration is not completed by October 9.

Questions or concerns regarding this process should be directed to Mandy Boudwin at lamathandscience@gmail.com

Quality Science and Math (QSM)
Request for Proposals

Deadline: September 14, 2015

Do you have a concept you would like to teach, but don't have the materials? Help is on the way!

Submit a proposal - it's easy! Go to www.cain.lsu.edu and click on the QSM tab!

You have ALL summer to determine what you would like to do! Write a proposal that answers each question on the form, fully describes what you want to do, and justifies you expenditures for your proposed project. Be sure to have a friend read your proposed project. Be sure to have a friend read your proposal before you submit it.

Who qualifies:Only full-time classroom teachers assigned to teach math or science in K-12 regular education programs in public schools.

The award amount is up to $750!

Please contact Brenda Nixon with any questions: bnixon@lsu.edu or (225) 205-2680.

LSTA is an organization of Louisiana science educators dedicated to the advancement of scientific literacy at all levels.

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2015 Joint Math and Science Conference
"Enlightening Students, Empowering Teachers"
November 9-11, 2015
Baton Rouge, Louisiana


For information on exhibiting during the Joint Math Science Conference, please contact exhibits chair, Natalie Lirette at natalie_lirette@houmachristianschool.com.

2015 LSTA Educator Award Nominations/Applications

The LSTA Science Education Awards are presented by the Louisiana Science Teachers Association, an affiliate of the National Science Teachers Association. These awards are bestowed in the categories listed below at the annual conference.

Awards Deadline:  September 18, 2015

  • Outstanding Science Teacher
  • Essie Beck "Rising Star"
  • Claudia Fowler Distinguished Service to Science Education
  • Distinguished Informal Science Educator
  • William W. Craig University Educator
  • LSTA Travel Grants

For more information visit the LSTA awards page.

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