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    • August 29, 2018
    • October 26, 2018
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    HASTI Awards

    Use this registration form to submit the names of nominees for the following awards.

    ____ Cheryl Cowan Memorial Award for Innovative Elementary Science Teaching

    ____ Charlotte M. Boener Memorial Award for Innovative Middle School Science          Teaching

    ____ Clyde Motts Memorial Award for Innovative High School Science Teaching

    ____ Innovative College Science Teaching Award

    ___ Gene Stratton Porter Environmental Educator Award

    After submitting the online form be sure to check each award on the HASTI website for specific information that needs to be sent to:

    Deadline for submission is:  October 19, 2018.

    • August 29, 2018
    • October 26, 2018
    • Online Submission

    HASTI 2018-19 Board Election

    An election of the following offices will be held this year. 

    • President*
    • Vice-President
    • Secretary
    • District 3 Director
    • District 4 Director
    • District 5 Director
    • Elementary School Director At-Large 

    *Note:  In order to apply for this office, one must have served as Vice-President prior to being elected.

    Candidates for these offices will submit the following for consideration.

    Biographical Information (200 word limit):

    Section One:  Current Employment Information and Degrees Received

    - List Your Name; Current Position Title; Current Employer, including city and state and years of employment (i.e., 1987-Present); Degrees (i.e. PhD, New York University, New York City, NY 1978)

    Section Two:  HASTI Activities

    - List HASTI involvement such as committees and HASTI presentations and publications, both past and present.  Where applicable, list year(s); 

    Section Three:  Additional Activities and Honors.

    - List chronology of professional and teaching experience (include city, state, and year of each experience) and national, state and local science involvement (past and present).  List other professional activities (include other associations you belong to, professional development activities, and other activities) and special honors and awards (list name of honor/award, honor/award sponsor, and year received)

    Position Statement (200 word limit)

    Prepare your position statement as you want it viewed in the ballot material.  It addresses your philosophy of science teaching, the role and responsibility of HASTI in the profession, or other beliefs regarding science, technology, or science education.  You will need to indicate your envisioned actions as relevant to the office for which you seek.  Proofread the position statement carefully.  Use a size 12 font.  Limit 200 words.

    If running for Vice-President, include one letter of recommendation along with Biographical Information and Position Statement.

    Deadline for submitting application:  October 19,2018

    • September 06, 2018
    • October 19, 2018
    • Online submission

    The Edward L. Frazier Distinguished Service Award

    It is the nominator’s responsibility to assemble an entry packet.  Packet must include:

    • Vita of Nominee (include a work history, honors or recognition received, and examples of leadership within their profession.)
    • Describes the outstanding nature of the nominee’s distinguished service to HASTI. Provide specific examples of the nominee’s service and influence on HASTI including service on the HASTI Board of Directors.
    • Please provide two letters of support (no more than one page) from  HASTI members.

    Upon receipt, all applications become the property of HASTI. Applications will not be returned. Late applications will not be accepted. All material must be in one email, a single pdf file is preferred. Completed applications must be received by October 29, 2018.

    Questions can be sent to

    • October 27, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Spring Mill Elementary School, 8250 Spring Mill Road, Indianapolis, IN 46260
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    Science and Literacy Workshop

    Come join us for a half day workshop designed just for K-8 teachers. 

    Participants will receive a grade appropriate children's tradebook and learn how to create a STEM lesson based on the 5E model.  There will also be a Q&A session at the end of the workshop where participants can share their lessons and ideas. 

    Participants will leave with several interdisciplinary units ready to take back and use in your classroom.

    Cost is $10 and includes all materials and lunch

    (Lunch includes sub sandwiches, chips, cookies and water)

    Workshop Facilitators: Kristen Poindexter and Dawn Bick

    • February 17, 2019
    • February 19, 2019
    • Wyndham - Indianapolis West, Indiana
    Join waitlist

    Submit a program/workshop proposal for the 2019 HASTI Annual Conference, February 17-19, 2019 at the Wyndham - Indianapolis West Conference Center.  The theme of the conference is: STEM - Science Teachers Expanding Minds!  Four strands are identified for this conference.

    This year's strands include:


    Why the "A" is important in the debate between STEM and STEAM.  

    Both art and science contribute to the development of complex 21st Century skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity.  These are the top skills reported among employers to be in high demand. Sessions should include ways to incorporate the arts in STEAM units of study, hands-on lesson samples, or information to support the collaborative nature of art and science. 

    Integrating Science and Engineering

    Integrating Science and Math

    Two vital components of STEM are science and math.  Math is the way that science is understood. Math is the language of science and the way data is collected and analyzed.  Math gives science concepts measurable, communicable data that shapes our science understanding.  They are natural pairs. Sessions under this strand will focus on partnering math and science concepts and lessons to help teachers integrate the subject areas.

    Integration of Technology into Instruction 

    Presentations in this strand will address ways to incorporate the use of technology into instruction in order to enhance instruction and improve learning.  Although the sessions may include the "how-to's" of using technology, the focus will be on the integration of technology to not only improve student engagement, but increase learning. 


    New guidelines have been established for session proposals.  Read carefully the descriptions provided to determine what category to submit proposals.  Each presenter is limited to submitting a maximum of two  proposals.  

    Deadline for submission is:  September 28, 2018.  Any proposal submitted after September 28 will be placed on a wait list.

    • February 17, 2019
    • February 19, 2019
    • Wyndham - Indianapolis West

    HASTI 2019 Conference Exhibit Registration

    The 48th Annual HASTI Conference, STEM: Science Teachers Engaging Students, will be held February 17-19, 2019 at the Wyndham Indianapolis-West, Indianapolis. The HASTI Conference provides you an opportunity to highlight your newest products and advertise your company name to over 800Indiana science teachers, administrators, aspiring science educators, and anyone with an interest in improving science education in Indiana. We hope you will be able to join us!

    Booth Information: 

    Exhibit booths are available on a first come, first served basis.
    Each 10’ x 10’ booth space includes:

    • One 6’table, draped
    • One 7” x 44” ID sign
    • Two chairs
    • 8’ back wall and 3’ adjoining side rail in conference colors
    • Four staff registrations
    • One 45-minute presentation slot.  Program proposals must be submitted separately and are subject to approval by the Conference Planning Committee.  The sale of products is prohibited during sessions.

    Booth Location:

    Refer to Exhibits Floor Plan when completing your booth registration.  You will make three preferences for your location.  HASTI will make every attempt to accommodate your request. 

    Exhibits Floor Plan

    Booth Pricing:

    • One (1) 10’x10’ Booth Space - $500  
    • Two (2) 10’x10’ Booth Spaces - $950 

    Table Information:

    • One 6’ table, draped
    • One 7” x 44” ID sign
    • Two chairs
    • Four staff registrations
    • One 45-minute presentation slot.  Program proposals must be submitted separately and are subject to approval by the Conference Planning Committee.  The sale of products is prohibited during sessions.

    Table Location:

    Refer to Exhibits Floor Plan when completing your table registration.  You will make three preferences for your location.  HASTI will make every attempt to accommodate your request. 

    Exhibits Floor Plan

    Table Pricing:

    • One table - $375


    Payments for booth/table rentals can be made by check or credit card.  All checks should be made payable to HASTI and sent to the HASTI Treasurer.  Credit card payments will be processed through Wild Apricot using

                Greg McCurdy, Treasurer

    Cancellation Deadlines and Fees:

    Administrative Fees will be applied for cancellations prior to January 21, 2019.  Fee schedule is below:

                (1) Booth Space - $150

                (2) Booth Spaces - $275

                (1) Table Space - $125

    After January 21, 2019 exhibitors are responsible for full booth cost.

    Exhibit Hours: 

    • Exhibit Set-Up – Sunday, February 17, 2019
    • Exhibit Hours
      • Monday, February 18, 2018 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)
      • Tuesday, February 19, 2018 (9:00 am – 2:30 pm)


    Booth rentals are contracted through HASTI.  The Wyndham Indianapolis West offers electrical services as well as other special needs.  George E. Fern Company offers many decorating and service options.  Additional information will be sent once registration is completed.

    Staff Badges:

    Each exhibiting firm will be entitled to register four (4) representatives without charge.  Exhibitors will be billed $50 for each additional representative.  Staff badges are intended for exhibitors only.

    Rules & Regulations:

    1.  Exhibit management will provide security personnel during the hours the exhibit area is closed. However, the exhibitor is solely responsible for his own exhibit material and should insure his exhibit against loss or damage.

    2.  Exhibit booths must be staffed during exhibit hours. Each exhibitor must wear an official exhibitor’s identification badge provided by HASTI.

    3.  HASTI reserves the right to make modifications to the exhibit hours as may be necessary to meet program needs.

    4.  The exhibitor agrees not to dismantle or pack his/her display before the close of the exhibit and subsequent designated tear down time.

    5.  Any exhibitor selling merchandise agrees to abide by all state & local tax regulations, and, if necessary, for collecting and submitting payment of sales tax to the appropriate legal authority.

    6.  Exhibitors, or their agents, shall not injure or deface the walls or floors of the buildings, booths, or the equipment of the booths. When such damage appears, the exhibitor is liable to the owner of the property so damaged.

    7.  Helium balloons are not allowed.

    8.  Any exhibitor wishing to offer food or beverage in their booth must make all arrangements through Wyndham Indianapolis West.  Contact Kady Lane, Exhibits Manager for more information.  Contact her at:

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