NSTA - Student Chapter

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Student Chapter California State University, Chico

If you are interested in becoming a science teacher, NSTA is a great way to get involved at Chico State. Being a member of NSTA offers opportunities to meet faculty and other science teaching students, find scholarships and internships, make new friends, learn new teaching techniques, build a community in Chico, enhance your resume, and so much more! There are scholarships available to science and math majors, and being a member of NSTA will give you a great competitive edge over other students.

The goal of NSTA is to learn how to be great teachers. This means getting involved in the community of Chico, both on campus and off. Our members represent the Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Anthropology departments. We are involved in all of these departments, and the faculty at Chico State often share their teaching secrets and strategies with us. NSTA is also involved in the student council for the College of Natural Sciences.

NSTA plans several special events and field trips throughout the semester. Our trips for Fall 2008 include a trip to the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, at no cost to NSTA members. We often have guest speakers and fun activities, such as learning how to make ice cream using dry ice.

Meetings are held throughout the school year (see calendar) at 6:30pm in Physical Sciences 206. If you cannot make these meetings, but are interested in NSTA you may email club President, Jamie Mills for other ways to get involved. Jamie.mills08@yahoo.com

See our Calendar of Events for a list of our special events.