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    • November 18, 2019
    • February 08, 2020
    • Online Submission

    HASTI 2019 - 20 Board Election

    An election of the following offices will be held this year. 

    • President*
    • Vice-President
    • Treasurer
    • District 1 Director
    • District 2 Director
    • District 8 Director 
    • Middle School Director At-Large 

    *Note:  In order to apply for this office, one must have served as Vice-President prior to being elected.

    Candidates for these offices will submit the following for consideration.

    Biographical Information (200 word limit):

    Section One:  Current Employment Information and Degrees Received

    - List Your Name; Current Position Title; Current Employer, including city and state and years of employment (i.e., 1987-Present); Degrees (i.e. PhD, New York University, New York City, NY 1978)

    Section Two:  HASTI Activities

    - List HASTI involvement such as committees and HASTI presentations and publications, both past and present.  Where applicable, list year(s); 

    Section Three:  Additional Activities and Honors.

    - List chronology of professional and teaching experience (include city, state, and year of each experience) and national, state and local science involvement (past and present).  List other professional activities (include other associations you belong to, professional development activities, and other activities) and special honors and awards (list name of honor/award, honor/award sponsor, and year received)

    Position Statement (200 word limit)

    Prepare your position statement as you want it viewed in the ballot material.  It addresses your philosophy of science teaching, the role and responsibility of HASTI in the profession, or other beliefs regarding science, technology, or science education.  You will need to indicate your envisioned actions as relevant to the office for which you seek.  Proofread the position statement carefully.  Use a size 12 font.  Limit 200 words.

    If running for Vice-President, include one letter of recommendation along with Biographical Information and Position Statement.

    Deadline for submitting application:  December 2, 2019

    • February 09, 2020
    • February 11, 2020
    • Wyndham - Indianapolis West

    HASTI 2020 Conference Exhibit Registration

    The 49th Annual HASTI Conference, ALL IN:  Sharing the Vision for Indiana Science Educationwill be held February 9 - 11, 2020 at the Wyndham Indianapolis-West, Indianapolis. The HASTI Conference provides you an opportunity to highlight your newest products and advertise your company name to over 700 Indiana science teachers, administrators, aspiring science educators, and anyone with an interest in improving science education in Indiana. We hope you will be able to join us!

    Booth Information:

    Exhibit booths are available on a first come, first served basis.
    Each 10’ x 10’ booth space includes:

    • One 6’table, draped
    • One 7” x 44” ID sign
    • Two chairs
    • 8’ back wall and 3’ adjoining side rail in conference colors
    • Four staff registrations
    • One 45-minute presentation slot.  Program proposals must be submitted separately and are subject to approval by the Conference Planning Committee.  The sale of products is prohibited during sessions.

    Booth Location:

    Refer to Exhibits Floor Plan when completing your booth registration.  You will make three preferences for your location.  HASTI will make every attempt to accommodate your request. 

    2020 Exhibits Floor Plan

    Booth Pricing:

    • One (1) 10’x10’ Booth Space - $500  
    • Two (2) 10’x10’ Booth Spaces - $950 

    Table Information (Not-for-Profit): 

    • One 6’ table, draped
    • One 7” x 44” ID sign
    • Two chairs
    • Four staff registrations
    • One 45-minute presentation slot.  Program proposals must be submitted separately and are subject to approval by the Conference Planning Committee.  The sale of products is prohibited during sessions.

    Table Location:

    Refer to Exhibits Floor Plan when completing your table registration.  You will make three preferences for your location.  HASTI will make every attempt to accommodate your request. 

    2020 Exhibits Floor Plan

    Table Pricing (Not-for-Profit):

    • One table - $375


    Payments for booth/table rentals can be made by check or credit card. Credit card payments will be processed through Wild Apricot using All checks should be made payable to HASTI and send to:


    PO Box 383

    New Albany, IN  47151

    Cancellation Deadlines and Fees:

    Administrative Fees will be applied for cancellations prior to January 21, 2020.  Fee schedule is below:

                (1) Booth Space - $150

                (2) Booth Spaces - $275

                (1) Table Space - $125

    After January 21, 2020 exhibitors are responsible for full booth cost.

    Exhibit Hours: 

    • Exhibit Set-Up – Sunday, February 9, 2020 (1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
    • Exhibit Hours
      • Monday, February 10, 2020 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)
      • Tuesday, February 11, 2020 (9:00 am – 2:30 pm)


    Booth/table rentals are contracted through HASTI.  The Wyndham Indianapolis West offers electrical services as well as other special needs.  George E. Fern Company offers many decorating and service options.  Additional information will be sent once registration is completed.

    Service Package - FERN

    Service Package - Wyndham - Indianapolis West

    Staff Badges:

    Each exhibiting firm will be entitled to register four (4) representatives without charge.  Exhibitors will be billed $50 for each additional representative.  Staff badges are intended for exhibitors only.

    Rules & Regulations:

    1.  Exhibit management will provide security personnel during the hours the exhibit area is closed. However, the exhibitor is solely responsible for his own exhibit material and should insure his exhibit against loss or damage.

    2.  Exhibit booths must be staffed during exhibit hours. Each exhibitor must wear an official exhibitor’s identification badge provided by HASTI.

    3.  HASTI reserves the right to make modifications to the exhibit hours as may be necessary to meet program needs.

    4.  The exhibitor agrees not to dismantle or pack his/her display before the close of the exhibit and subsequent designated tear down time.

    5.  Any exhibitor selling merchandise agrees to abide by all state & local tax regulations, and, if necessary, for collecting and submitting payment of sales tax to the appropriate legal authority.

    6.  Exhibitors, or their agents, shall not injure or deface the walls or floors of the buildings, booths, or the equipment of the booths. When such damage appears, the exhibitor is liable to the owner of the property so damaged.

    7.  Helium balloons are not allowed.

    8.  Any exhibitor wishing to offer food or beverage in their booth must make all arrangements through Wyndham Indianapolis West.  Contact Kady Lane, Exhibits Manager for more information.  Contact her at:

    • February 09, 2020
    • February 11, 2020
    • Wyndham - Indianapolis West, Indianapolis, Indiana

    Join us for the 49th Annual Conference, All IN: Sharing the Vision for Indiana Science Education.  February 9 - 11, 2020 at the Wyndham - Indianapolis West. With over 130 sessions spanning three days and an Exhibit Hall featuring leaders in the STEM industry, the HASTI conference is the premier professional development in Indiana with networking opportunity for Hoosier science teachers. Don't miss your opportunity to attend this event.  Early bird registration fees are available until January 17 2020.   Online registration will end on February 3, 2020.  Onsite registration will be available but there is no guarantee that meals will be included due to notification deadlines established by the hotel.

    Click here for registration fees.

    HASTI Refund Policy
    Conference registration is non-refundable

    HASTI Member Discounts
    HASTI members are eligible for discounted conference rates. Member dues are $30 for teachers and industry professionals, $15 for college students and retirees.  You must be a current member when registering for the conference to receive the member rate. Therefore, if you are a current member and wishing to attend the conference at the discounted rate, you will need to renew your membership prior to registration.

    Bring Your Administrator Along for Free

    If 4 people from one school attend HASTI, your Superintendent or Principal will receive a complimentary registration! Please contact the HASTI registrar Registration to take advantage of this special offer.  

    HASTI Pre-conference and extended workshops 

    Sign up for extended workshops through the online registration process.  Sign-up for workshops before January 27, 2020.

    Descriptions of the workshops can be found HERE.

    HASTI Field Trips 

    Back by popular demand are special field trips to museums, zoos and to the national weather bureau.  HASTI will NOT provide transportation.  All attendees will provide their own transportation.  Sign up for their field trips through the online registration process.  Click here to view the schedule of Field Trips.

    HASTI Meals Menu choices

    Included with conference registration is a lunch for both Monday and Tuesday.  It is important that you select which menu you would like for your meals.  When picking up your materials at registration you will be given a ticket that is specific to your lunch choice.  The planning committee recognized that there are special needs for our attendees.  If you require a special lunch that is not listed please contact the Registration Manager with your request.  Pre-registration guarantees meals for the conference.  Onsite registration may not meet the time requirement needed to order meals with the hotel.

    HASTI Awards Banquet: 

    A special banquet honoring the 2020 HASTI Awardees will be held Monday, February 10 at 5:30 PM.  You can purchase a ticket to this event when you register for the conference.  We will have a guest speaker and surprises for all who attend.  Deadline for signing up for the banquet is February 3, 2020.

    FREE Social Events

    Sunday Evening - sponsored by Indiana University.  Come and network with Indiana educators prior to the big start of the conference.

    Monday Evening - Sponsored by Pearson.  Come and enjoy music, food and friends.


    All registrations for the conference are to be completed online.  HASTI does not have staff to accept paper registrations.


    Payment is expected once registration is completed online.  Payment completes registration.  Payment is made either through credit card, check or an approved purchase order.

    Mail checks to: 

    Greg McCurdy, 

    PO Box 383

    New Albany, IN  47150-2367

    Purchase Orders

    Purchase orders will be accepted.  A copy of the signed purchase order including the correct amount approved must be mailed in with the competed pre-registration forms.  Payment is expected prior to the conference.

    Mail these forms to:

                            Registration Manager, Jane Hunn
                            601 North Wayne Street
                            North Manchester, IN 46962

    ** If using a purchase order for onsite registration a copy of the completed and signed purchase order must be included at the time of registration. 

    Need to book a hotel room?
    We have secured a block of rooms at the Wyndham Indianapolis West at a group rate of $129 plus applicable taxes.  Breakfast is included with your room reservation.  Click on the link provided here.  Booking a room at the Wyndham helps to keep HASTI costs at a minimum.  Please consider making your reservation at the Wyndham.

    If you have any questions or concerns regarding registration, please contact the Registration Manager at

    • February 10, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Wyndham - Indianapolis West

    Join HASTI members in celebrating the 2020 HASTI Awardees on February 10, 2020 at 5:30 pm.  When registering you can choose from two entrees.  

    Choice A:  Macadamia Nut Crusted Chicken

    Choice B: Vegetable Lasagna 

    Plated Dinners are served with rolls, salad, and dessert

    Contact Carolyn Hayes ( with any special food requests.

    Deadline for registration is February 3,2020.  No Refunds after February 3.  

    • March 01, 2020
    • Online and face-to-face

    Want to be more involved with HASTI? 

    The HASTI Strategic Goals guide the work of the standing and special committees.  In order to improve HASTI volunteers are needed to fill positions in various committees.

    Sign up for a committee and help HASTI make an impact on science educators in Indiana.  Meetings will be held  both face-to-face and through Zoom.

    You will be contacted by the chair or a member of the HASTI Board who serves on the committee.

    Committees and Descriptions


    Chair:  TBD

    It shall be the duties of the Publication Committee to advise and assist the editors of the association publications in keeping the membership, science educators and public informed as to the activities of the association and the progress of science education.


    Chair:  Danae' Wirth

    It shall be the duty of the Conference Committee to initiate and implement well-coordinated programs in line with the purposes of the organization. The Immediate Past President shall serve as chairman of the Conference Committee.


    Chair:  Shannon Hudson

    It shall be the duty of the Membership Committee to promote, expand and stabilize the membership of the association. There shall be one member of the Membership Committee appointed from each of the Association Districts.

    Professional Development:

    Chair:  Kristen Poindexter

    It shall be he duty of the Professional Development committee to determine and provide ongoing professional development for the improvement of science education

    Website/Social Media:

    Chair:  Kristen Poindexter

    It shall be the duty of the website/social media committee to improve sharing of information and networking opportunities for teachers of science.


    Chair:  Robert Yost

    It shall be the duty of the Awards Committee to identify new awards, screen applicants and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.

    Nominations and Elections:

    Chair:  TBD

    It shall be the duty of the Nominations and Elections committee to prepare a slate of officers of at least two nominees for each office and board position, excluding the office of president, to be filled, by the Vic-President.

Past events

December 07, 2019 Science and our Food supply Workshop
September 24, 2019 ADI Workshop: Introduction to Argument Driven Inquiry Instructional Model for Elementary Educators
September 23, 2019 ADI Workshop: Introduction to Argument Driven Inquiry Instructional Model for Middle and High School Educators
July 14, 2019 Real World Science Summer Teacher Seminar
June 10, 2019 Indiana University Biology Summer INstitute
May 17, 2019 May 4 - HASTI Board Meeting Motions
April 09, 2019 2019 HASTI Special Election - Districts 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9
March 16, 2019 Conner Prairie - Passport to Hi-Tech - March 16
March 09, 2019 2019 HASTI Election - Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9
March 09, 2019 2019 Challenge: Toward A Greener Tomorrow
March 09, 2019 Summer Renewable Energy Training Academy
March 09, 2019 2019 Governor's STEM Team - Scholarship
February 18, 2019 2019 HASTI Awards Banquet, Feb. 18, 2019
February 17, 2019 2019 HASTI Conference
February 17, 2019 2019 HASTI Program Proposals
February 05, 2019 2019 Discovery Concerts
January 15, 2019 ADI Workshop: Introduction to Argument Driven Inquiry Instructional Model for Elementary Educators
January 14, 2019 ADI Workshop: Introduction to Argument Driven Inquiry Instructional Model for Middle and High School Educators
December 18, 2018 Six Star Science Online Teacher (OT) Professional Development Program - $2400
October 27, 2018 Science and Literacy Workshop
October 09, 2018 FREE - Professional Development - Vernier Workshop
October 08, 2018 FREE - Vernier Software & Technology Workshop
September 28, 2018 EEAI Conference 2018
September 28, 2018 Environmental Education Association of Indiana Annual Conference
September 12, 2018 SEPUP (Lab-Aids) 6th Grade Workshop
September 06, 2018 The Edward L. Frazier Distinguished Service Award
August 29, 2018 HASTI AWARDS
August 29, 2018 HASTI Board Nominations 2018-19

"The Hoosier Association of Science Teachers , Inc" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 383, New Albany, IN  47151


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