Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
PORTALES—The New Mexico Science Teachers Association and New Mexico Council for Teachers of Mathematics will hold their annual conference at Albuquerque Academy in Albuquerque on Nov. 2–4. The theme for the New Mexico Math and Science Teacher Conference is "Soar to Greater Heights: New Visions for Science and Mathematics Education."
Registration, which can be made in advance or at the conference site, is $45 plus meal tickets.
The keynote speaker is Dr. Joe Schwarcz, director of McGill University's Center for Science and Society. His topic is "Hey, There are Cockroaches in My Ice Cream!"
Dr. Art Sussman of WestEd will close the conference with an interactive show that illustrates essential features of how our planet operates in "Dr. Art's Planet Earth Show."
A few of the conference topics include: Meeting Proficiency and Criteria for Math Instructional Materials Selection; Nanoscience in New Mexico: Education, Research, and Applications; Waters of New Mexico, Drowning or Drought?; Math and Science Move to Center Stage—Preparing Every Student for a Global Future; and many others.
For more information, call Dr. Jerry Everhart, associate professor of elementary education at Eastern New Mexico University and president of New Mexico Science Teachers Association, at 505.562.4311 or e-mail email@example.com.