NEASTE Conference: Teaching Realities in 2022: Preparing and Retaining Science Teachers for the Future

In person in Dobbs Ferry, NY

September 29 – 30, 2022

To submit your proposal for an NE ASTE paper presentation or poster please submit HERE.


Thursday – LIMITED SPACE, please register

4-6pm Center for the Urban River at Beczak, Yonkers, NY – River talk, seining and snacks – cost $15

Dinner on your own – Recommended Downtown Yonkers Restaurants

Friday – Mercy College Rotunda, 555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY

9:30am Welcome and Keynote 

10:45am Concurrent sessions 

11:30-1:00 pm Lunch and Poster Session

1:15 -2pm Concurrent sessions

2:15- 2:45pm Business meeting

Registration Information:

We are excited to invite you to attend the annual Northeast ASTE Regional Conference, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 in the beautiful Hudson Valley, NY. Register here: https://forms.gle/WuvFhCAemE7dz6x68 and pay below.


Start off the year with your partners in science education to discuss the conference theme of supporting science teachers amid the current climate of embattled teachers and alarming exodus from the profession. We want to emphasize helping teachers stay the course and what we as science teacher educators can do to help. Highlights include:

  • Keynote speaker, Dr. Eugenia Etkina of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey to speak about Preparing science teachers to teach their subjects in the 21st century
  • Panel on applying for different track NSF Noyce Teacher Preparation Grants
  • Business meeting and election of new officers of NEASTE
  • Concurrent sessions, posters, Thursday evening science experience and reception

We still have some presentation spots open, if you would like to present, please submit your proposal here: https://forms.gle/gYdyADR221Z1Sy9k7

We look forward to seeing you in a few weeks! Please reach out if you have any questions! (agunning@mercy.edu or riveras@clarkson.edu)

In addition – please consider bringing your Noyce Scholars or Fellows to join us and also attend the Mercy College Center for STEM Education Annual K-12 STEM Teacher conference, which will be held in the same location on October 1. Register at mercy.edu/testprep



The Northeast Region has been one of the most active regions since the parent ASTE organization has its roots in NYC dating back to the 1920s. We enjoy a robust conference each year that has been held in MA, upstate NY, VT and the NYC metro area. Our region encourages in-service teachers and graduate students to attend our conference and present their work. During each conference since 2014, travel scholarships to the international conference are awarded to graduate students who present exemplary work at this regional conference. We are thankful to our longstanding members and invite new members to become part of our community. Hope to see you in October!

Executive Team:

Amanda M. Gunning, Mercy College, agunning@mercy.edu

Seema Rivera, Clarkson University

Sheila Borges-Rajguru, Rutgers University

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