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Sign Up For The Share-a-Thon!


Sign up for the Share-a-Thon!

One of our goals in AMSE is to connect our members with opportunities to share their expertise. We are really excited that this year, all AMSE sponsored sessions in St. Louis will be presented by AMSE members! If you didn’t submit a proposal for a presentation, there’s still another chance to share your amazing work. Please see the message below from Dr. Carrie Jones, NSTA’s High School Division Director.

“Set your sights higher at the High School Share-a-Thon!

Share your best lesson(s) with other educators by volunteering to informally present at our annual Share-a-Thon in St. Louis!

You will have space at a table and educators will circulate the room to engage in hands-on activities, collect information and resources, and network with other educators.

Saturday April 13th from 9:30-11:00AM in Grand Ballroom D/E, Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch

Please go to: to let us know what you would like to share!

If you have questions please contact Dr. Carrie Jones at

If accepted, all presenters are required to be registered for the NSTA conference in order to present and all accepted presenters must complete the NSTA Safety Form, which will be provided to you if your proposal is accepted. You will be notified about your acceptance in February. We cannot accept vendors/exhibitors at this time for presenting, but feel free to contact us if you would like to provide a door prize.”


Celebrate Diversity



We Are Celebrating our Diversity this Black History Month!

And, we’ll keep celebrating after today! We’re excited to honor our AMSE history with you at our 30th anniversary celebration in St. Louis April 11th-14th! We hope you are able to join us!

Along with the festivities, get ready for the Alice J. Moses Breakfast, George Washington Carver Conversation Series, and some awesome sessions from AMSE members!

Visit the NSTA National Conference site to register.

You can preview the conference program here.


Member Shout-Outs

Member Shoutout

Member Shout-Outs
Since the Atlanta Conference, we’ve gained x new members! An AMSE membership means connection to a community of science educators committed to equity. Talk to people about AMSE and help us broaden our coalition.

Photo: 2018 Shell Urban Science Educator awardee and AMSE membership committee-person Chander Jenkins attended the PASCO session with her co-worker and new AMSE recruit Rachelle Christian.


Opportunities for AMSE Members

NSTA Teacher Awards Gala


Opportunities for AMSE Members
Another of our organizations goals is to recruit and involve teachers of all underrepresented groups in science education.

To this end, remember to check out the NSTA site and begin thinking about for which awards and honors you’d like to apply. See the full list here and apply by Dec. 17, 2018!

Also be sure to follow our twitter page @amsek16 for additional updates on opportunities. We regularly retweet calls for proposals, papers, and postings for positions.

We think you all have valuable knowledge and experience and want your voices to fill these spaces!


March For Science & #RedforEd

Red For Ed

March For Science & #RedforEd
This month, educators across the country showed up to advocate for science and investment in public education.

Important conversations about equity and justice have also been taking place in the context of these demonstrations.

How has your work as a science educator intersected with your activism? What discussions are taking place in your local contexts? Share updates with us to feature in upcoming member bulletins at


Vernier partners with A.M.S.E.

Vernier Software & Technology Partners with the Association for Multicultural Science Education 


With Vernier support, AMSE members will share the importance of diversity and equity in science classrooms during regional NSTA conferences


BEAVERTON, Oregon, September 12, 2017 — Vernier Software & Technology has partnered with the Association for Multicultural Science Education (AMSE), an affiliate association of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), to support AMSE as it discusses diversity and equity in science classrooms during NSTA’s three regional conferences this fall.


“AMSE is a leader in promoting diversity within teacher leadership and helping to drive ongoing dialogue around multicultural science education,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. “We share this commitment to diversity and equity in science education and are proud to partner with AMSE to support their ongoing work.”


AMSE is organized to stimulate and promote science teaching to students of culturally diverse backgrounds in an effort to motivate such students to consider science-related careers; explore and promote the improvement of science curriculum, educational systems, and teaching methods in schools to assist such stimulation; recruit and involve teachers of all minorities in science education; and initiate and engage in activities and programs in furtherance of improving the science education of culturally diverse students.


“It is so important that there is an ongoing dialogue about multicultural science education and how cultural responsiveness helps meet the needs of all students,” said Sharon Delesbore, Ph.D., president of the AMSE Board of Directors. “Through our partnership with Vernier, we are able to reach more educators and have more conversations about the importance of these topics — and their impact on both teaching and learning — at NSTA forums across the country.”


AMSE will present sessions entitled, “George Washington Carver Conversations on Diversity and Equity,” at the following NSTA regional conferences:

  • Baltimore, MD on October 5 – October 7, 2017
    • Session will take place on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 8 am ET at the Hilton Baltimore, Holiday 1 meeting room
  • Milwaukee, WI on November 9 – November 11, 2017
    • Session will take place on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 12:30 pm CT at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, Executive C/D meeting room
  • New Orleans, LA on November 30 – December 2, 2017
    • Session will take place on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 12:30 pm CT at the New Orleans Ernest N, Morial Convention Center, room 389


To learn more about AMSE, visit To learn more about Vernier, visit


About Vernier Software & Technology


Vernier Software & Technology has led the innovation of scientific data-collection technology for 36 years. Vernier was founded by a former physics teacher and employs educators at all levels of the organization. The company is committed to teachers and to developing creative ways to teach and learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) using hands-on science. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software. With worldwide distribution to over 140 countries, Vernier data loggers are used by educators and students from elementary school to university. Vernier technology-based solutions enhance STEM education, increase learning, build students’ critical thinking skills, and support the science and engineering practices detailed in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The Vernier business culture is grounded in Earth-friendly policies and practices, and the company provides a family-friendly workplace. For more information, visit


Dr. Sharon Delesbore awarded NSELA Outstanding Administrative Support Award

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Congratulations to Dr. Sharon Delesbore for receiving the 2017 National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA) Outstanding Administrative Support Award. This prestigious award recognizes and honors an outstanding administrator who, through their professional work, has demonstrated exemplary support for science education at the school, district, and/or county level. This award honors an administrator whose primary responsibility is outside the area of science instruction.

Dr. Delesbore serves science education as a Consultant for the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) and an Administrator for the Fort Bend Independent School District. She also serves as President of the Association for Multicultural Science Education (AMSE) and committee member for the NSTA Alliance of Affiliates Representative for AMSE.

For more information about Dr. Sharon Delesbore, visit


Dr. Cherry Brewton awarded NSTA Distinguished Service Award

Congratulations to Dr. Cherry Brewton for receiving the NSTA Distinguished Service to Science Education Award on March 31, 2017. This award honors members who, through active leadership and scholarly endeavor over a significant period of time, have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of education in the sciences and science teaching.

Dr. Brewton has serves science education as the Executive Director of the Evans County Community Center in Statesboro, GA. She has also served as an Associate Professor and University Supervisor for Preservice Teachers at Georgia Southern University. She has also served as a middle school science teacher in the Georgia K-12 school system. On the national level, she has served as a member of the Multicultural Science Education Committee of NSTA, President of the Association for Multicultural Science Education (AMSE), Division Director of the Multicultural/Equity in Science Education, Author/Facilitator of Higher Qualified Teacher & Equity, and Facilitator of Students of Poverty Focus Group.

Dr. Brewton’s publications and grants include; Presenter, International Conference, Wuhan, China; Attended First White House Summit Science Education; Invited Lecturer, Science Teachers Association Nigeria; AMSE Legend Award; AMSE Service Award; and County Teacher of the Year.

For more information about Dr. Cherry Brewton, please visit