By Michelle Butler
Posted on 2021-04-09
Congratulations and welcome! You made it here because you are interested in becoming more involved with your professional organization. And we are happy to support you in this endeavor because we know
With more than 30 different areas in which you can volunteer, you are sure to find an opportunity to spark your interest.
Standing Committee volunteers work directly with staff and members of the NSTA Board of Directors and can have a positive impact on science education at the national level. They review NSTA policies, programs, and activities annually. NSTA has 13 different committee areas; these committees comprise three subsets:
Have you ever wanted to submit an idea for improvement to an NSTA journal, conference, or program? Do you have a great inkling for innovation in urban science or special education? Advisory Board members have the opportunity to give direct input, guidance, and advice to NSTA staff and the Board of Directors. More than 10 different Advisory Boards cover the breadth of the organization:
Members who volunteer on Panels are charged with joint selection for specific NSTA programs, including the following:
To join NSTA's team of volunteers, simply complete the online application by the annual deadline (in December). The NSTA President-Elect begins making appointments over the holiday break at the end of the year, and notifications will begin at the end of February. All terms of office begin on June 1.
Not an NSTA member? Learn more about what our membership has to offer. We would love to have you join us!
Being part of the NSTA Board of Directors and Council gives NSTA members an opportunity for professional growth as science thought leaders. It allows members to work with people who are passionate about ensuring a quality science education for all students. If you yearn to be part of the team that makes decisions impacting the science education landscape across the country and Canada, then submit your name to run for office in the annual elections. Visit Nominations to find out more information.
Web SeminarWeb Seminar: Looking for a Few Good Educators to Serve on the NSTA Council and Board of Directors, October 7, 2021
Join us on Thursday, October 7, 2021, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM ET, to learn how you can serve on the NSTA Council and Board of Directors. Are you look...