S D S T A - S D C T M STEM Ed Conference
Annual SDSTA/SDCTM Joint Conference is scheduled for February 6, 7 & 8, 2020
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
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.
application deadline is December 1st. To apply, go
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 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 “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 Application and Instructions are downloadable in PDF or Word format at the following website. Applications must be received by January 17.
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Advance Pre-Registration Form
The online form is here.
2020 SD STEM Ed Conference
You are asked to register online. Within two days, an Invoice
will be emailed to the email address you put down. You may pay
online with a credit card or via PayPal ...or you can print out the
Invoice and mail it in with your check (postmarked before Jan. 24). Make check payable to
If you wish to be considered to be a speaker at our February Conference, the above form must
be submitted by November 1, 2019.
Exhibitors are encouraged to register by December 1, 2019, to ensure that space is available and
that your information is included in our conference booklet.
28th Annual Conference Program
The link at right contains the Program Sessions for the SD STEM Ed Conference.
You will receive a printed name tag, receipt, membership card, etc when you arrive in Huron.
A quick first draft of the schedule-at-a-glance & times can be found here when available.
If you are interested in purchasing SDSTA logo merchandise, there will be a limited amount available at the conference. Purchase and pickup will be made at the conference (unless other arrangements are made).
SDSTA logo Artic mugs
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