About STAT

The Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT) connects and inspires science educators through professional development, networking, advocacy, and its signature annual event, the Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST). CAST is attended by thousands of science educators and advocates each year.

Formally organized in 1957, STAT serves science educators of all disciplines and grade levels, including elementary education, environmental science, earth science, biology, chemistry, informal science, and physics in K–12, university, and informal settings.

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STAT members are committed to science and the belief that science helps students understand the world, and STAT is committed to maintaining the highest levels of science education in Texas schools for all students.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT) is to build a community dedicated to advancing science teaching and learning.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT) is to establish STAT as a resource for science education so that all students are scientifically and technologically literate, responsible, and productive citizens.