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Networking Event

New Jersey Science Convention

Bringing 21st Century Skills to the Classroom

18th - 19th

October 2022

Princeton Marriott at Forrestal

100 College Rd E, Princeton, NJ 08540


​The Convention is co-sponsored by
New Jersey Science Teachers Association and
​New Jersey Science Education Leadership Association


The New Jersey Science Convention is the best professional development opportunity in the Mid-Atlantic area for science educators, including teachers, administrators, and student interns. 


Dr. John Wilkin
​Banquet Speaker 2022

Dr. John Wilkin is a Professor of Marine Sciences at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on the dynamics of marine ecosystems, satellite remote sensing, and data analysis and simulation of the coastal ocean and adjacent deep sea. His research work focuses on applied ocean observing and forecasting, merging high performance computer simulations with observations from satellites, underwater robotic vehicles, animal tags, and other novel platforms. The ocean forecast systems he develops, are applied to understanding how ocean dynamics...

Event Sponsors

Thank you to our Sponsors for supporting NJSC 2021


2020 Anton Banko Award

for Excellence in Teaching Elementary Science

This award honors Anton Banko, an engineer who co-invented small incision cataract surgery. The technologies and procedures he pioneered are still used by surgeons today, and represent a true milestone in the evolution of STEM applications. It is in his memory that we celebrate an exceptional elementary teacher from New Jersey who is inspiring the next generation of inventors, scientists, and engineers.

Congratulations to the 2020 Anton Banko Award recipients.

How do I foster the love of science in my students?

Winner: Lissette May

Kindergarten Teacher/Science Coach, George J. Mitchell Elementary School, Little Egg Harbor, NJ

Honorable Mention: Deborah Kempin

4th Grade Teacher, Lyncrest School
​Fair Lawn, NJ

Honorable Mention: Erin McNaught

2nd Grade Teacher, Barley Sheaf Elementary School
​Flemington, NJ


​The Anton Banko Award is made possible through the sponsorship of Knowing Science.

We are concerned about your safety!

The Princeton Marriott at Forrestal Hotel will continue to support attendee safety with their cleanliness program and continue to provide sanitizer stations throughout the conference wing. NJSC will continue to provide updated information on our website and look forward to seeing you in October 2022.


​The connections we make with other science teachers, the shared ideas, creates excitement ​to bring back to your classroom and to excite students about science.

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New Jersey Student Learning Standards - Science


​WestEd: Improving learning, healthy development, and equity in schools and communities

Pamphlet: Keep Teaching Science! Successful Strategies to Adapt K–12 Science Experiences for Distance Learning


"The voice and vision of science education for the states"

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