Call for Proposals



2016 – 2017

Call for Proposals


The Association for Multicultural Science Education (AMSE) is seeking proposals for the 2016 – 2017 NSTA conferences in science education. One of the primary benefits of membership in AMSE is the opportunity to represent the association as a presenter within these national venues.


Sessions must focus on best practices addressing diversity and equity focused on the seven student groups identified in Appendix D of the Next Generation Science Standards:


  • Economically disadvantaged students,
  • Students from major racial and ethnic groups,
  • Students with disabilities,
  • Students with limited English proficiency,
  • Gender,
  • Students in alternative education programs, and
  • Gifted and talented students.


Minneapolis: Oct. 27–29, 2016
Portland: Nov. 10–12, 2016
Columbus: Dec. 1–3, 2016
Los Angeles (National): Mar. 30–Apr. 2, 2017


Please submit all proposals for review by Friday, May 6, 2016 to

  1. Conference date(s)
  2. Title
  3. 250 – word abstract


Probability of selection is based upon the number of submissions received. Approved presenters will be notified by Monday, May 9, 2016.


Election Results & Full Board

Election Results and Full Board

 AMSE Board Members

President (2016-2019):                       Sharon Delesbore

President-Elect (2016-2019):            Lovelle Ruggiero*

Immediate Past-President:                Robert Ferguson

Secretary (2014-2017):                       Pamela Gilchrist

Treasurer (2014-2017):                      Joe Moore


Board of Director #1 (2016-2017)     Melissa Campanella*

Board of Director #2 (2016-2018):    Preston Robinson, III*

Board of Director #3 (2016-2018):    Marion Reeves*

Board of Director #4 (2014-2017):    Chelia McCoo Dogan

Board of Director #5 (2014-2017):    Rajeev Kumar Swami


NSTA M/C Representative:              Jerry Valadez


* Election winner.

Length of terms noted in parenthesis.