What is NCSSSMST?
The Consortium fosters, supports, and advances the efforts of those specialized schools whose primary purpose is to attract and academically prepare students for leadership in mathematics, science, and technology.
NCSSSMST was established in 1988 to provide a forum for schools to exchange information and program ideas and to evolve alliances between them. There are approximately 100 institutional members (secondary schools), representing nearly 40,000 students and 1,600 educators. These are joined by over 75 affiliate members (colleges, universities, summer programs, foundations, and corporations) who share the goals of transforming mathematics, science, and technology education.
NCSSSMST holds a Fall Professional Conference and a Summer Student Research Conference, both hosted by member institutions. Publications include a monthly newsletter and a semi-annual journal.
2013 NCSSSMST Indianapolis Professional Conference
Registration is now open for the 2013 NCSSSMST Professional Conference in Indianapolis!
Early Bird Registration Closes September 20th
JW Marriott, Indianapolis: November 6th-8th, 2013
For the third year in a row, we are pleased to hold our conference in conjunction with the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). We're excited about all the sessions; you will find them very informative and provocative! We are also building in plenty of networking opportunities, both among other high schools as well as with colleges and universities.
If you haven't attended before, you will need to create a login account with the NAGC website to reach the registration forms. Creating an account is quick and painless; the link above will automatically direct you to a page where you can do so and login.
For more information, click here. Be sure to check out the session schedule below!
Professional Conference Keynote Speaker
Dr. Louis-Gregory Strolger
Dr. Strolger is the Hubble Legacy Archive and Observatory Scientist at Space Telescope Science Insitute in Baltimore, MD, and an Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY. Hailing from Yellow Springs, OH, Dr. Strolger received Bachelor's at Earlham College in Richmond, IN, and received his PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics from the University of Michigan. His prominent work has been on supernova cosmology and dark energy, and had an integral role in the Nobel Prize winning work on the accelerating universe. He continues to develop a standing data and science archive for the Hubble Space Telescope, and works on science software development for the James Webb Space Telescope.
Dr. Strolger will be speaking during the Luncheon on Thursday November 7th.