Advisory Boards and Panels
If you are a member of NSTA and are interested in serving on one of these advisory boards or panels, please complete the online application form. The application deadline is December 9, 2012. NSTA President Karen L. Ostlund will make appointments through the end of the year, and notification will begin at the end of February 2013. These appointees’ term of office begin on June 1, 2013.
Click on the name of an advisory board or panel for its official charge.
NSTA Advisory Boards
Publication Advisory Boards
- Science and Children Advisory Board
- Science Scope Advisory Board
- The Science Teacher Advisory Board
- Journal of College Science Teaching Advisory Board
- NSTA Reports Advisory Board
Charge: Review manuscripts primarily for a principal NSTA journal and occasionally for other NSTA journals, as requested; make recommendations to the Editors concerning publication of manuscripts; assist the Editors in implementing publication policies; provide suggestions as requested by the Editors.
Aerospace Program Advisory Board
Charge: Advise the NSTA staff responsible for promoting aerospace programs; make recommendations to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors regarding issues and projects of interest to the membership involved in aerospace education.
Conference Advisory Board
Charge: The Conference Advisory Board will serve as an experienced resource to NSTA conference staff and regional planning committees and will maintain an ongoing review of procedures and planning related to NSTA conferences and meetings.
Development Advisory Board
Charge: Review the organizational fundraising plan and advise the Board of Directors in the development of policies and procedures related to gift solicitation, donor recognition, and potential campaigns including planned giving guidelines. Develop strategies for the involvement and cultivation of major gift prospects. Solicit gifts at the various levels required for annual, restricted, and planned giving campaigns. Provide information on the environmental factors affecting fundraising among the organization’s constituencies.
International Advisory Board
Charge: Advise, guide, and provide input on Association international efforts and develop strategies for implementing these international efforts.
Investment Advisory Board
Charge: Review NSTA investment policies and make recommendations to the Board of Directors on both short and long-term goals in accordance with directives provided by the Board of Directors.
John Glenn Center for Science Education Advisory Board
Charge: Provide advice, guidance, and input to the Director of the John Glenn Center for Science Education about center programs and policies.
Retired Members Advisory Board
Charge: Plan, coordinate and implement activities pertinent to Retired Members such as: sessions at the National Conference and other meetings, maintenance of an active volunteer directory and collaboration with other membership groups. Advise the Board and Headquarters on matters of interest and concern to Retired Members.
Science Matters Advisory Board
Charge: Provide advice and input to the NSTA Board of Directors and staff responsible for the Science Matters programs and endeavors.
Science Safety Advisory Board
Charge: Advise NSTA staff on safety guidelines for all demonstrations and workshop leaders at all NSTA activities; serve, as requested, as the safety review panel for NSTA journals, books, and other publications; advise the Executive Director and the Board of Directors on issues related to science safety.
Special Needs Advisory Board
Charge: Advise NSTA standing committees and NSTA headquarters regarding support for members with special needs and for teachers of students with special needs; make recommendations to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors regarding issues and projects related to special education.
Technology Advisory Board
Charge: Provide advice and input to the NSTA Board of Directors and staff responsible for Technology initiatives, programs, and activities.
Urban Science Education Advisory Board
Charge: Advise, guide, and provide input on the Association’s efforts to address the distinct challenges faced by urban science educators; develop strategies to support NSTA members in urban areas; and make recommendations to the Board of Directors on implementing new strategies. The chairperson shall submit semi-annual reports to the Board of Directors including proposals for action by the Board of Directors.
Children’s Book Council Joint Review Panel
Charge: This panel is responsible for the annual “Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children” list, which appears online and in the March issues of Science and Children, Science Scope, and The Science Teacher.
- New Science Teachers Academy Review Panel
- Shell Science Teaching Award Panel