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2016 Conference

2016 Meeting

North East Region of the Association for Science Teacher Education
Thursday, October 13th and Friday, October 14th, 2016

Regeneron Biotechnology Labs, Tarrytown, NY

                    Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

Dr. Jessica Riccio and Dr. Amanda Gunning hosted the 2016 NE-ASTE conference alongside their host, Regeneron. The conference lasted over two days, October 13-14, and consisted of poster presentations, research presentations, and mini workshops. 

Regeneron Biotechnology Labs has a large focus on STEM education. Regeneron focuses on programs that support, challenge, and reward the best and brightest minds in science research, increases the effectiveness of STEM educators, and bridges STEM skills gaps and career awareness among students traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. Go to for more information.

On Thursday, October 13, participants of the conference went to the Regeneron facility for a guided tour and community panel discussions. Additionally, posters were presented by participants. 

On Friday, October 14, a full day of concurrent traditional-style presentations were held at Teachers College, Columbia University.

The theme of the conference was: 
Identifying Innovators in Education, in Partnership with Regeneron and Teachers College, Columbia University

We are working to support the initiatives of the International Organization. As such, we are encouraging that you propose to share information that may eventually be modified for publication in the new ASTE journal featured below:

Innovations in Science Teacher Education is a new peer-reviewed, online journal published quarterly focusing on all issues related to science teacher education including pre-service, induction, and in-service teaching for all those associated with preparing and supporting the professional development of K-12 science teachers. Articles will be written by science teacher educators for science teacher educators, in the broadest sense of the word. The journal audience includes those with responsibilities for teaching science content to in/preservice teachers, teaching science methods and related courses to in/preservice teachers, coordinating and supervising science field practica for in/preservice teachers, professional development and instructing in/preservice teachers in all issues connected with science teaching more broadly. 

We will welcome any exciting "innovation" that you have to share as a presentation, paper, poster, or workshop.However, we understand the welcoming nature of this regional conference and encourage you to share research posters and papers, professional development workshops, graduate student mentoring tips, etc. Feel free to be creative! We will contact you if we need clarification/revisions. 

For questions regarding past presentations at the 2016 Conference, please contact Jessica Riccio ( or Amanda Gunning (