The New Mexico Science Teachers Association (NMSTA) is dedicated to providing a network for educators throughout the state to work collaboratively towards improving science education from Pre-kindergarten through college. The NMSTA assists classroom teachers enhance science education by providing guidance and sharing strategies through professional development.

save-the-dateFall Conference!

Join us at the annual fall conference for NM Science Teachers’ Association, NM Council of Teachers of Mathematics and Environmental Education Association of NM. It will be held in Albuquerque from November 14-16. The co-hosts of the conference are NM Museum of Natural History and Explora. Registration is open! Visit the conference page for more information or to register.

Service to Science Award

NMSTA is pleased to announce that our 2014 Service to Science Award Recipient is Selena Connealy.  She will receive her award during our upcoming general meeting at the Soar to Greater Heights NMSTA/NMCTM,EEANM conference in ABQ on November 15th.  The meeting is from 2-2:45 in the Multi Purpose Room of the Natural History Museum.  Please join us in congratulating Selena on her many accomplishments!

Selena was the Education Director at the NM Museum of Natural History and Science and was also a key leader in the Science Education Institute of the Southwest. In both of these roles she was dedicated to providing meaningful, effective professional development for teachers in math and science.  Selena has also held a leadership role in the NM Partnership for Math and Science Education for many years. Her organizational skills and understanding of the issues in science education in New Mexico have made her an effective advocate for improving science education.

Selena’s has experience and an extensive network in the informal science education community. She has been critical to the establishment of the NM Informal Science Education Network and has helped to develop and deliver the ISE Net’s teacher professional development program. She is also a member of the Math and Science Advisory Council for the Public Education Department and has taken a leadership role in the Collective Impact Team for Science Education facilitated by NM First.  Selena has had a lasting impact on NM science education in both formal and informal settings through her work with the museum community, teacher professional development and education policy discussions and decisions.

Quick links

  1. Join or renew your membership.
  2. Join the NM Math & Science list: If you have a gmail address, you can go to http://groups.google.com/group/NM-Science-Math and request to join. If you have a different email address, it’s easier to send an email message to NM-Science-Math+subscribe@googlegroups.com.
  3. Like us on Facebook
  4. Subscribe the Google Calendar: there is a link on the calendar page.
  5. Visit and register for the NM STEM Connection site.


Website update - 6/27/2014 by ellenloehman - 06-27-2014
If you've noticed some changes, you're right. I changed the theme so that it works better in your smart phone and tablet. The buttons at the bottom of the page should work now. A few things still need to be tidied up and then I'll resume working on the resources posts and search function. Let me know if something doesn't work right or if there is a feature missing. Ellen
Recently updated pages by ellenloehman - 06-13-2014
I'm still migrating the website from nmsta.wildapricot.org. If you are looking for an older file, look there. These pages are in the process of being revised or updated. If you have items to add, please email the webmaster. Warning - they are still works in progress.

NM Resources - a fairly lengthy list of agencies and organizations that science teachers might need to access.

Contests, competitions and programs for students - a long list of all those contest that fly through our mailboxes far too late to incorporate into our curricula.