NSTA provides national and international leadership in science education by identifying the qualities and standards for good science education; these are set forth in the form of position statements, which are used to support the improvement of science education at all levels. Come see and hear the author of the New York Times best seller The Martian! Andy is a lifelong space nerd and devoted hobbyist of subjects like relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. During the keynote presentation, Andy will discuss how he went from computer programmer to bestselling author. Also, the first 250 people in line for Andy's session will receive a FREE classroom edition copy of The Martian. Andy will be personally autographing the books shortly after his presentation for those with a ticket. BONUS! Register by the earlybird deadline, February 3, and you'll be automatically entered for a chance to win a special VIP experience. Fifteen lucky winners will receive: Invitation to join Andy for an exclusive dinner on Wednesday evening hosted by Penguin Random House Complimentary copy of the book and classroom kit VIP seating at the General Session
NSTA attendees consistently rate the Exhibit Hall as one of their favorite aspects of the conference. Specifically, they enjoy the opportunity to see, experience, and learn about the latest products, services, and programs available while also meeting the people responsible for delivering the tools they use in the classroom. Any company or organization involved with K?16 science education will find a receptive and eager audience.