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SESSION Proposals

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Shrum Award

Deborah Tippins Mentor Award

Rod Nave Award

Conference Program (PDF)

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Luncheon Speaker

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[3535 S Lumpkin Rd, Columbus, GA]

Conference Hotel
Hampton Inn Columbus

Columbus State University
Teacher Education

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The 2015 annual meeting was held Saturday, October 17 at the Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center in Columbus.

At the business meeting, Dr. Sumitra Himangshu (Middle Georgia State) was elected to Secretary-Treasurer.

Dr. John Pecore (Univ. W. Florida) is SASTE President-Elect.

Awards: Dr. Courtney Howard (College of Charleston) was presented a leadership and service award after serving several years as SASTE Secretary-Treasurer. Dr. Katie Brkich (GA Southern) was presented a leadership and service award as SASTE President 2014.

Dr. Michael Dias (Kennesaw) was presented the John Shrum Award
Dr. Allejandro Gallard (GA Southern) was presented the Tippins Mentoring Award
The Rod Nave Award was presented to Dr. Christine (Columbus State)

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Conference Theme: Learning in Unique Contexts

The theme is simply meant to acknowledge that, while our organization exists to support the development of highly qualified science teachers and educators -more so now than ever before- our conception of learning in general, and the learning of science in particular, needs to be broad, inclusive, and not confined to our traditional classroom.  We seek to value learning in all of its forms and this meeting and conference hopes to highlight the diverse ways that we seek to develop scientific understanding in students, existing educators and those seeking to join the profession.
Mike Dentzau, SASTE 2015 President and Conference Chair


Hosted at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, Columbus State University
Contact Michael Dentzau at 706-507-8550 or


Columbus is an authentic rivertown. Today, the river is home to the 15-mile trail known as the Chattahoochee RiverWalk. The RiverWalk provides an excellent facility to bike, in-line skate, jog, or just take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the scenery. For outdoor enthusiasts, you'll find swimming, tubing, whitewater rafting, boating, kayaking, zip lines and more.

A variety of fine attractions include the State Theatre of Georgia, the historic Springer Opera House; Port Columbus Civil War Naval Museum; the National Infantry Museum; The Columbus Museum; the beautiful Historic District and spectacular architecture of the MidTown Historic District; and the Coca-Cola Space Science Center.     Visitors Bureau link


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