Promoting Engaging, Authentic, and Meaningful Science Education


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  • 03 Oct 2020 11:29 AM | Julie Casey (Administrator)

    Please take a look at the attached flyer or click here and consider opportunities that would fit your leadership abilities. Note: Self-nominations are accepted. 

    We hope to receive your application!



    Acacia McKenna

    Director, Competitions

    Phone: 703.312.9258| Fax: 703-522-6193

    Election Flyer - YOUR CHANCE TO JOIN THE TEAM.pdf

  • 01 Oct 2020 8:37 AM | Julie Casey (Administrator)

    Would you like to be a judge for Exploravision? Please check out the Call for Judges that is attached. I have been a Judge for Exploravision for the last 5 years, and it is absolutely awesome. 

    If interested, fill out the attached application. 

    Questions, please let me know. 

    Liz Petersen

    Call for Judges_Educators_2020-2021.pdf

  • 16 Sep 2020 9:12 AM | Julie Casey (Administrator)


    Science Teachers of Missouri

    2020 Virtual Conference

    Saturday, October 17, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Conference Theme: Transitioning...

    • ●  Digital Science Instruction Strategies and Tools

    • ●  Engaging students in virtual science

    • ●  Teaching through Unrest: Addressing social emotional concerns during COVID-19 and

      racial protests

    • ●  Google Classrooms

    • ●  Google tips and tricks

    • ●  Mastering Canvas: Basics to Advanced Users

    • ●  Use of Informal Science Resources to support distance learning

      1. Submit your proposal here: 2. Proposal notification will be sent within a week of submission.
      3. Present through Google Meet or Zoom.
      4. More details will be provided upon acceptance.

      If you are not a current STOM member, please join here:

  • 01 Sep 2020 10:21 AM | Julie Casey (Administrator)

    What does effective science teaching and learning look like for 2020-2021?


  • 20 Aug 2020 10:33 AM | Julie Casey (Administrator)

    Q & A for virtual teaching

    Recorded: Aug 13, 2020 05:42 PM

    Meeting Recording:

  • 10 Jul 2020 12:20 PM | Julie Casey (Administrator)

    Recently, the Missouri Chamber recognized 25 outstanding students from across the state for committing to further their education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Inspired by signing days for athletes, the Missouri Chamber Foundation's Mathematics and Science Coalition launched the program in 2019 to raise awareness of STEM pathways for students beyond high school.

    "Whether it's to a traditional four-year college, 2-year college or technical school — wherever their passion for STEM takes them — these incoming freshmen are the future of high-demand fields across Missouri. The Missouri Chamber and our partners are thrilled to help tomorrow's nurses, doctors, engineers, welders, IT professionals and scientists reach their postsecondary education goals," said Missouri Chamber President/CEO Daniel P. Mehan.

    The second annual Missouri STEM Signing Day award ceremony was a virtual event streamed on the Missouri Chamber's Facebook page. Each student received a $1,000 scholarship and signed a letter of intent to study a STEM field at their postsecondary education institution of choice. 

    The awardees submitted video messages answering the question, “How do you want to change the world with STEM?” Those videos can be viewed here.

    Last year’s inaugural STEM Signing Day program awarded scholarships to 10 recipients. This year, thanks to the generosity of our partners, 25 high school graduates will receive scholarships. The Missouri Chamber offers the 2020 program in partnership with the Boeing Company, Orscheln Industries, Cerner and the Missouri Dept. of Higher Education and Workforce Development.

    Watch Awards

  • 27 Feb 2020 7:44 AM | Julie Casey (Administrator)

    Nutrients For Life Foundation (Plant and Soil Science) 

    The H2Know case study invites you to investigate a water quality issue in Lake Erie. Here, you will gather information about the problem, consider potential contributors and environmental factors, review data and research happening in the field, and engage in discussions and activities related to effective solutions that will improve the water quality of Lake Erie.

    The Nutrients for Life Foundation was formed in 2004 by leaders in the fertilizer industry with the belief that developing solutions to sustainably feed the world begins with educating the next generation of innovators and decision makers. In 2017, we impacted 4.9 million students with our educational resources. 

  • 13 Dec 2019 10:33 AM | Julie Casey (Administrator)

    The Linking Science & Literacy for All Learners program is accepting applications from teachers of 6th-8th grade Life Science, English Language Arts and Special Education for its 2020-2021 cohort.

    Visit their website for program information and the application link:

    To apply, use this link:

  • 13 Dec 2019 10:13 AM | Julie Casey (Administrator)

    This will be the 8th year that Missouri middle school students have a qualifying competition with the winning team receiving an all-expenses paid trip to compete in at the National Science Bowl sponsored by the United States Department of Energy and hosted in Washington D.C. 

    Here is the link to register teams:  Registration is $30 per team (4 or 5 students) and include everything for the competition, a shirt, meal, invite to the practice scrimmage and all the activities we have on the competition day.

    • This year we are launching two new programs to help coaches defray costs and prepare the students for the competition.  The first program is the Buzzer Kit Lending which allows a registered team to check out our competition grade buzzer kits for practice or local scrimmages.  More details on this program is attached.
    • Our second program is the Travel Reimbursement program which helps offset costs for teams traveling more than 2 hours to the competition on February 22nd.  More details on this program is attached.
    • This year's Missouri Middle School Science Bowl will be held on Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 at Washington University.
    • For teams that are registered by January 3rd, you will be invited to the Scrimmage event that will be held in the evening on Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 at the Bayer Crop Science's campus (formerly Monsanto headquarters).
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