The San Diego Science Educators Association is a professional organization supporting science educators. Our mission is to promote science literacy and advocate for science education by promoting professionalism, leadership, and community outreach.
Nearly 500 educators attended SDSEA's 24th annual conference on Saturday, February 28. We hope you were among those who were informed and energized by excellent presentations and experienced the synergy of sharing ideas with colleagues. Revisit conference presentations, and links to related resources by clicking on "2015 Conference Resource Links" in the gray menu bar to the left.
Door Prize drawings for exhibitor donations, occured throughout the day in the Griffin Center Exhibits Area. Thousands of dollars worth of merchandise and services were given away. Nancy Esquivel won the $350 gift certificate from SDSEA.
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Conference Exhibitors for 2015
Thank you Ward's Science for assisting with conference sponsorship
Exhibitor participation helps make the conference possible. We hope you had a chance to visit these companies and organizations in the exhibit area. Please use the links provided to keep in touch.
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in Science Education
SDSEA is accepting nominations for our annual excellence awards in science education. We recognize teachers in grades K - 5, grades 6 - 8, and high school, 9 - 12. Additionally, we recognize excellence in the service of science education from the university level and from community and informal science education.
Help us find and honor the most deserving among us. Great things are happening in science education. SDSEA wants to celebrate those accomplishments, and the people who make them happen.
Get complete information and nomination forms by clicking on "AWARDS" in the gray menu bar to the left.
Nomination are due by Friday, May 15, 2015
Honorees will be recognized at the annual SDSEA Awards Banquet, Wednesday, June 3, 2015.
Nominations Are Now Open
President, Treasurer, & Vice President
SDSEA Members may now nominate other members for the above Governing Board positions. Nominations close on May 16, with on-line voting occurring May 18 - 29.
President and Treasurer nominations are for a regular two year term, while the Vice President nomination is for a one year term to fill out a vacancy.
Click here to download the President or Treasurer nomination form:
S D S E A Nominations2015.doc
Click here to download the VP Special Election nomination form:
VP Special Election2015.doc
Robert A. Dean
Bob Dean was an inspiring leader in science education for decades both locally and nationally. As Science Coordinator at the San Diego County Office of Education, he founded the Greater San Diego Science Teachers Association, which later became SDSEA. He also helped found the San Diego Computer Using Educators Association (SDCUE). In addition he established the Southern California Association of Science Supervisors (SCASS) and was president of the National Science Supervisors Association, later to become NSELA. After "retiring" from the County Office of Education, he and his wife Melanie wrote, received, and coordinated many NSF grants for summer science teacher training academies at UCSD.
Bob's impact on science education in our area and beyond was amazing. He constantly sought to bring out the best in everyone around him, and tirelessly encouraging others to pursue their dreams. In this spirit, SDSEA is announcing a science leadership scholarship fund in his memory. Details are available by clicking the "Scholarships" link at the left.
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