Richard Lahti, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Steve Lindaas, Physics and Astronomy, attended and ran sessions at the MnSTA Conference on Science Education Fall conference. Richard Lahti co-presented the session “Creating Environmental Chemistry Models of Minnesota Phenomena” with Autumn Welcome, an 18-online participant from Martin County West High School. Steve Lindaas co-presented the session “I Can See Clearly Now” with Isaac Skalsky, an MSUM alumnus and Noyce Scholar. Also attending the conference were Noyce Scholars Jared Saunders (MSUM alumnus) and Anneliese Johnson and Noyce Intern Joel Mhyre.

The Minnesota Science Teachers Association (MnSTA) fosters excellent science education in Minnesota for all! It is the main group for training K12 science educators in Minnesota.

The MSUM Noyce Program “Preparing STEM Teachers to Successfully Navigate the Urban to Rural Gradient” is funded by a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The purpose of the Noyce Program is to prepare excellent STEM teachers. The program has paid summer education internships and competitive scholarships for STEM majors adding and a secondary education major. Noyce Scholars receive full tuition scholarships plus partial living expenses. If you would like more information visit or contact