The Colorado Science Conference for Professional Development

November 18th, 2016 at the Denver Merchandise Mart



Avoid Long lines Onsite! Register Today!

Online registration will remain open through November 18th and is the best way to avoid long lines at CSC on-site registration.  

Registration (after October 27, 2016):
Administrators and Teachers - $75
Students, Pre-Service Teachers, First Year Teachers, and Retirees - $30
Plan your Conference Experience!
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2016 Colorado Science Conference has gone mobile!
We're excited to announce we have a brand new mobile guide for you to use on Guidebook! Get the guide to access the most up-to-date information about our event, including schedules, maps, and much more.
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Android and iOS users:
  1. Tap the "Download" button to download the free Guidebook app
  2. Open Guidebook and you can find our "2016 Colorado Science Conference" guide
  3. Browse the conference schedule and make your own personal schedule for the day!
Download the Conference At A Glance
Explore all the sessions and presenters at this year's conference and map out a great day of professional development.  Please note this schedule is subject to change. The conference booklet and a conference app will be available online soon!

Announcing our Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mary Gromko!!


Dr. Mary Gromko


Dr. Mary Gromko is the president of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Gromko is currently a retired science educator in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Dr. Gromko has been a devoted teacher and dedicated leader in the science education community for more than 40 years. She began her career in education as a high school chemistry teacher in Connecticut.  After moving to Colorado, she continued to teach hig school chemistry for several school districts to include Littleton Schools,, Douglas County Schools, and Academy School District 20..  During that time, Gromko also served as an instructor at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and the University of Denver. In 1989, after 17 years in the classroom, Gromko moved on to accept a position as the State Science Supervisor for the Colorado Department of Education. In 1999, she began working as the K-12 Science Supervisor for Colorado Springs District 11. Most recently, Gromko served as a coordinator for teacher professional development at the University of Colorado’s Center for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education. As the coordinator, she worked to implement STEM programs in grades K-16.

During her distinguished career, Gromko has received a number of honors and awards. Her accomplishments include receiving NSTA’s Distinguished Service to Science Education Award (2014), American Chemical Society’s Recognition Award (2008), University of Northern Colorado’s Recognition and Appreciation to Science Education Award (2000), Colorado Association of Science Teacher’s Friend of Science Teaching Award and Distinguished Service to Science Education Award (1999 and 1989), U.S. Department of Energy Award Appreciation for Service to Science Education (1998), the Sigma Xi Award (1989), the Governor’s Award (1987), and the Colorado Department of Education’s Excellence in Teaching Award (1987), to name just a few. She was also named Professional Educator of the Year for the Colorado Springs School District 11 (2008), Colorado Department of Education’s Employee of the Year (1991), and American Chemical Society’s Colorado High School Chemistry Teacher of the Year (1985).


Conference Schedule, Friday, November 18, 2016

8:00 – 8:55          Session 1

9:10 – 10:05         Session 2

10:20 – 11:20       Keynote Speaker in Plaza 

                                  Mary Gromko, NSTA President

11:20 – 12:15        Lunch & Networking

12:15 – 1:10           Session 3

1:10 – 1:55             Awards & Dessert

1:55 – 2:50            Session 4

3:05 – 4:00           Session 5

4:00                        Door Prize Drawings &

                                 Participation Certificates Distribution



Pre-Registration Discount Pricing is closed.  You can still register in advance before November 12th to assure swift entry into the conference.


Online Registration (after October 27, 2016):

Administrators and Teachers - $75

Students, Pre-Service Teachers, First Year Teachers, and Retirees - $30

Refund requests for attendees and presenters must be made by email to by 11:59 p.m. on December 1st.  Registration cancellations are subject to a $10 processing fee.  No refund will be given if the badge has been picked up.  There will be no charge for substituting another attendee for a paid registration but the request must be made by email to by the person originally registered or by a district administrator or secretary.  The person who is the substituting attendee must fill out an online registration form in their name in order to complete the transfer of registration.


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