Connecticut Science Teachers Association

" inspire, promote and support the learners of science in the state of Connecticut."

Our October 2021 Science Education Newsletter is now available to members! Open it now for articles on Science Safety in the Classroom by Ken Roy, Teaching Elementary Science by Sean Serafino, Immunity and Vaccines for High School Science classes and more!

STEMtastic: The collaborative effort between CSTA & Sacred Heart University is back for the 2021-2022 school year! Next event is December 6 at 7 pm, Steve Rich on Citizen Science and taking students outdoors.

Latest News

  • NGSS Assessment Tools  - This site is designed to facilitate development and sharing of classroom NGSS assessment items and item clusters (groups of items associated with same phenomenon)

Upcoming Events

  • Dec 6 - STEMtastic featuring Steve Rich @ 7pm

Job Openings

  • Ansonia - Long Term Substitute  Freshman Science

Click HERE for info

PD Opportunities

Visit our Professional Development and Grants pages for more information


CSTA Awards

2020  CT Science Awards 

Congratulations to all Awardees!

Connecticut Science Educator Fellow (CSEF) Award 2020

Nancy Michael

Excellence in  Science Teaching 2020

  • Excellence in  Elementary Science Teaching 2020 - Sponsored by Pearson
  • Phaedra Taft, Westport, CT
  • Excellence in Middle School  Science Teaching 2020 - Sponsored by Lab-Aids
  • Kristina Ngai, William J. Johnson Middle School, Colchester, CT
  • Excellence in  Secondary Science Teaching 2020 - Sponsored by School Specialty
  • Diane Pintavalle, Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT
  • Ralph and Ruth Yulo Beginning Teacher Award 2020
  • Robert Wilkos, Middletown High School, Middletown, CT

  • Babu George STEM Award sponsored by CSSA in partnership with Sacred Heart University

  • Dr. Sigmund Abeles Award 

JASON Learning

  • Marty Tafel Awards
  • Life Sciences Middle School
  • Lauren Marze - Canton Middle School, Canton, CT "Concentration of Microplastics in Four Farmington River Locations"   Teacher - Ashley Lapane
  • Physical Sciences Middle School Grade 8 - Jakob Zapanta - Green Farm Academy, Westport, CT "Water Filter and Water Turbine"  Teacher - Modupe Oshin


Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science (including computer science) teaching.  Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education.

Anyone - principals, teachers, parents, students, or members of the general public - may nominate exceptional mathematics or science teachers, who are teaching in grades K-6 for the current school year. Teachers may also apply directly at For 2021-2022, the nomination/application period begins August 1, 2021, and applications must be completed by February 6, 2022.

For more information, please contact Sean Serafino, the PAEMST Science State Coordinator, at


2021 State Finalist 7-12: Robert Cormier

2021 State Finalist 7-12: Lauren Danner

2021 State Finalist 7-12: Alexa Mitchell

2020 State Finalist K-6: Lori Durocher

Thank You Educational Innovations and Discovery Museum/Sacred Heart University for our Teacher Awards Gifts!

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