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


The 28th 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 )

Conference Pictures

Conference Wiki
 We are in the process of designing a site. Check back for availability. Till then:
Chad Ronish - Stoiciometry, Ant/Elephant, 3Fundamentals

DWU Credit information
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28th Annual Conference Program
The link at right contains the Program Sessions for the SD STEM Ed Conference. (Jan 28-final update)
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 is now available.
Friday  or  Saturday
A PRINTED copy of the SAAG will be available at the Registration Desk.

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 

or contact 

            Tony Durr, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Ph: 605-201-5239    tony.durr@sdstate.edu   for more info


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.





Advance Pre-Registration Form
 for 28th Annual SD STEM Ed Conference
Early bird registration (w/payment) ends Dec 24th
Pre-Registration (w/payment) must be completed by January 24.

The online form is here.

2020 SD STEM Ed Conference Registration
In 2020 all registrations will be on-line. Mailing in a check for payment will still be an option. Be sure to include the 2020 SD STEM Ed Conference in your budgets for next year! We would love to see you at the 2020 SD STEM Ed Conference. The conference will be February 6, 7, and 8, 2020. We will once again be in Huron, SD because the Crossroads and Huron Event Center are so very good to us and help us to keep our costs affordable with several “perks” for which we do not have to pay such as meeting rooms, suites with work space, and conference rooms to name just a few. That being said, food costs have increased and it is necessary for us to raise our rates to cover our increases. It is very helpful to us to have our paid registrations completed two weeks before the conference. The following 3-tier fee structure reflects the cost increase and our efforts to reward early registration.
An additional change in registration for 2020 is that we will no longer accept paper registration forms. ALL registrations will be on-line. You will continue to have an option to mail in a check to complete your registration.
Sheila McQuade SD STEM Ed Conference Treasurer & Registrar smcquade@ogknights.org

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 SDCTM/SDSTA JPDC.




Breakout Session has Closed
If you wish to be considered to be a speaker at our February Conference, the above form must 
be submitted by November 1, 2019 November 6, 2019.


Vendor Form
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. 


 Conference Brochure
There will NOT be a mailed Brochure this year.
Keep your eye on the newsletter or website for updates.


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). 

( 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

SDSTA   logo   Artic mugs

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