FAST Professional Development Information:


One of the many benefits of membership in FAST is the opportunity to participate in high quality Professional Development programs. For more information on the currently available programs click on the links below and begin your own Professional Development program.

Additional Professional Development opportunities will be posted when they become available. So please check back often. If you have any suggestions, for additional topics or programs, or comments and concerns contact Linda Petuch at

Discover plasma science with researchers from laboratories around the country 


Join us for FREE science education opportunities for science & chemistry middle and high school teachers and students coming this fall to Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Sponsored by the American Physical Society (APS) – Division of Plasma Physics (DPP)


Please share this opportunity with your colleagues and fellow educators.


Science Teacher Day

for Middle and High School teachers

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Marina


Learn about plasma physics research and pedagogy from physicists and engineers working at research centers, laboratories, academia, and industry. Content will be aligned with the Florida Master Plan and standards.

Listen to what teachers are saying about previous year Teachers Day events.

Register Now!  


Plasma Sciences Expo Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
Oct. 24 & 25

Teachers, b ring your middle and high school students to a science expo of hands-on science education. American Physical Society, affiliated labs and institutions, as well as local business, colleges and universities, provide physics demonstrations that reflect their scientific pursuits and goals.


Participants include Auburn University, APS-DPP Outreach, Contemporary Physics Education Project, General Atomics, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, MIT, Princeton University and more!

Check out the student expo experience!


Register Now!


Visit the event website for more information and to register.


Julie Harris

APS Teacher Day & Student Expo Planning Committee

APS-DPP: American Physical Society - Division of Plasma Physics


General Atomics


Tel: 858.455.2635 | Cell: 858.357.3620


National Science Teachers Association
1840 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington Virginia 22201
United States


National Museum of Natural History





TO:                   Science,Teachers, and Educational Organizations


FROM:            DavidG. Furth, Ph.D., Department of Entomology


SUBJECT:      2019The Coleopterists Society

Youth Incentive Award Program



The attached file contains general information and theapplication form for the 2019 Youth Incentive Award Program.


As Chair of The Coleopterists Society Youth IncentiveAward Committee I would like to urge you to disseminate and advertise this smallgrants program aimed at encouraging youth(grades 7-12 only) to become involved withstudy of the most diverse organisms on earth - the beetles (one out ofevery 4 animal species is a beetle!). 


We ask you to reproduce the enclosed informationand application sheets and/or to abstract the basic information inany newsletters, magazines, or other literature that will bedisseminated to science or environmental teachers, students ororganizations.  We suggest that in thetiming of any advertising of this award that you keep in mind the applicationdeadline of       1November 2019.


If you have any questions or would like any furtherinformation, please feel free to contact me at: Entomology, NHB, MRC 165; P.O.Box 37012; Smithsonian Institution; Washington, D. C. 20013-7012 or by phone(202-633-0990), FAX (202-786-2894), or Email (  Also, please look at the Web Page of TheColeopterists Society

This is an ongoing program, so even if you arenot currently directly involved with youth science education or statescience/biology education programs, please forward this to theappropriate person in your region or organization who is actively involved insuch educational programs. 

National Science Teachers Association
1840 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington Virginia 22201
United States

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