S D S T A  -  S D C T M  STEM Ed Conference 


The 27th Annual SDSTA/SDCTM Joint Conference is scheduled for February 7, 8 & 9, 2019
SD  STEM  Ed  Conference
in  Huron, SD at the Crossroads Hotel & Events Center
( 100  4th  St. SW, Huron, SD 57350  1-800-876-5858 )

Jim Goehring / Ann Veitz Future Leaders Scholarship
Open to teachers in the first year of teaching in South Dakota
Provides a free conference registration to SDCTM and SDSTA members

Marian Fillbrandt graduated from South Dakota State in 1933 with a Mathematics major. She spent many years teaching math and science. She established the Fillbrandt Endowment at South Dakota State to help South Dakota math and science teachers. A committee of faculty, along with Jeff Nelson with the SDSU Foundation, has determined that this endowment can be best utilized by providing $400 stipends to second through fifth year math and science teachers to attend the SDSTA/SDCTM conference. This will allow new teachers in rural areas to interact with their colleagues with similar professional interests.

The $400 stipend intends to defray the costs of conference registration, accommodations, a substitute teacher for the Friday of the conference if a district will not provide one, and other costs associated with conference attendance.

If you are selected for this stipend, you will be required to write a brief report at the end of the conference stating how the stipend benefited you and what you learned at the conference that you plan to use in your classroom. If you are selected, but are unable to attend for some reason, the stipend money will be returned to the endowment fund. The selection committee will take financial need into account during the selection process.


The application deadline is December 1st.  To apply, go
 to http://Fillbrandt-Teacher-Stipend.questionpro.com 


Science and math teachers at public, private, or tribal schools in South Dakota may now apply for the 12th annual “Kelly Lane Earth and Space Science Grant” provided by the NASA South Dakota Space Grant Consortium.  This $5,000 grant is awarded annually to a select science or math teacher of U.S. citizenship in South Dakota.  The award seeks to improve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the state through the support of innovative programs in pre-college education. The application announcement for the 2018 grant is available at the following website.  Preference will be given to applications focusing on topics pertaining to space science, earth science, and/or the use of geospatial technology, and to applicants who have not won this award in the past nine years.  Applications must be received by January 17.





The NASA South Dakota Space Grant Consortium invites applications for the 2018 “Daniel Swets Robotics Materials Award”.  We anticipate providing $5,000 in award funding under this call-for-applications.  This funding is open to South Dakota teachers/educators of U.S. citizenship who either have: A) taken robotics training or plan to take robotics training and want to begin new robotics programs and teams, or B) have sustained robotics programs/curriculum in their classrooms or at their schools.


Preference will be given to: 1) applications that would start new robotics programs and teams (e.g., at a school that didn’t have one before), as opposed to augmenting existing robotics programs, 2) robotics programs at the Middle School level, and 3) applications from teachers/educators who have not won any prior robotics or other teacher awards provided by SD Space Grant in the past 12 years.  The 2018 Application and Instructions are downloadable in PDF or Word format at the following website.  Applications must be received by January 17.




Conference Wiki
 We are in the process of designing a site. Check back for availability.

DWU Credit information
Click here


Advance Pre-Registration Form
 for 27th Annual SD STEM Ed Conference
Pre-Registration must be completed by January 20.

You may print and bring to the conference if registering on-site.
Additional $35 will be charged for on-site registrations.
Reminder: Online registration requires payment through PayPal.

If you prefer to pay with a check, you can print the form & mail it with your payment.
Make check payable to SDCTM/SDSTA JPDC.
Advance registrations must be postmarked by Jan. 20. On-site registration will include an additional $35 fee.



Breakout Session Proposals have closed 
If you wish to be considered to be a speaker at our February Conference, the above form must 
be submitted by November 1, 2018.


Vendor Form
Exhibitors are encouraged to register by December 1, 2018, to ensure that space is available and 
that your information is included in our conference booklet. 

27th Annual Conference Program
The link at right contains the Program Sessions for the SD STEM Ed Conference.
You will receive a printed booklet when you arrive in Huron to pick up your name tag, receipt, membership card, etc. 
A quick first draft of the schedule-at-a-glance & times can be found here when available.

 Conference Brochure
For a copy of the Brochure/Registration form that was mailed out the first of December, click here


If you'd like to order a shirt now, try Roy's Sport.  The link at left will take you to their online website.  You can either have them ship it to you, or swing into Wtn & pick it up. 

If you are interested in purchasing something from our older stock, there will be a limited amount available at the conference.  Purchase and pickup will be made at the conference (unless other arrangements are made). 

( Apparel that is currently available can to shipped to you for  )
(       $25 each....or save $5 if you stop by to pick it up.         )
  Brown Hooded Sweaters: 3-Med, 2-Large & 2 X-Large 
TerraCotta Shirts: 1-Med, 3-Large & 2—2X-Large 
Blue Shirts: Ladies XL, Ladies XX, 1-Small, 4-XL & 1—2XL 
Green Shirt: 2XL 
Red Polo: 4 - Medium and 2 - Large 
Dark Red Polo: 2 - X-Large 
Black Polo: 1 - 2XL 
and two black computer bags & 2 green

Huron Map
As you arrive in Huron, SD Hwy 37 will take you to 4th or 5th Street. Just one block west is the 
Crossroads Hotel and Events Center.
(Located in circles "3" and "12" on the map.) 
Parking is available north, south or west of the Crossroads Hotel.


Feb 2018 Conference Pictures

Feb 2017 Conference Pictures
Scrolling pictures of Friday morning, Vendors, Friday PM or Saturday

Feb 2016 Conference Pictures
 Pics as thumbnails  or  Pics that scroll