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Professional Organizations for STEM Teachers
The National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) is a professional organization that provides resources and holds conferences for science teachers. There are also student chapters, including one at Western that holds monthly meetings. For more information about Western’s student chapter, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also go to the NSTA site to browse its resources.
The Association for Multicultural Science Education (AMSE) is organized to stimulate and promote science teaching to students of culturally diverse backgrounds and to motivate such students to consider science-related careers; to explore and promote the improvement of science curriculum, educational systems and teaching methods in school to assist such stimulations; to recruit and involve teachers of all minorities in science education and to initiate and engage in activities and programs in furtherance of improving the science education of culturally diverse students.
Physicists for Inclusion in STEM (PhIS) is a student-led organization in Western's Physics and Astronomy department. Our primary focuses are public outreach, providing support to undergraduate Physics and Astronomy students, and promoting inclusion and equity work in the Physics and Astronomy Department and the College of Science and Engineering (CSE).