• A Hartwick professor discussing Botany with a student.
  • A Hartwick student using a microscope in the science lab.
  • Hartwick students giving a presentation in front of the class.
  • A Hartwick student using a microscope for research.

Professional Organizations

AAAS - The American Association for the Advancement of Science www.aaas.org
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world's largest general science organization and publisher of the peer-reviewed journal Science. With more than 138,000 members and 275 affiliated societies, AAAS serves as an authoritative source for information on the latest developments in science and bridges gaps among scientists, policy-makers and the public to advance science and science education. Founded in Philadelphia in 1848, AAAS is among the oldest societies in America. Many of today's most prestigious and influential scientific societies have their historical origins in AAAS. Anyone may join AAAS simply by paying membership dues. A membership guarantees a subscription to Science. 

AAEE - The American Association for Employment in Education
 The American Association for Employment in Education, Inc. was founded in 1934 as the National Institutional Teacher Placement Association. AAEE is a professional association comprised of colleges, universities, and school districts whose members are school personnel administrators and college and university career services officers. AAEE works to serve the staffing needs of education. 

AAPT - The American Association of Physics Teachers
 At AAPT, we understand your career as a professional educator demands considerable effort, dedication, intelligence, perseverance, and integrity. Successful achievements in the physics educational field also require use of a variety of unique resources. AAPT was initially formed over 60 years ago and continues its mission to "support the advancement of the physics education profession and the quality and effectiveness of physics education in the U.S. and throughout the World." 

ACS - The American Chemical Society
 The American Chemical Society is a self-governed individual membership organization that consists of more than 163,000 members at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry. The organization provides a broad range of opportunities for peer interaction and career development, regardless of professional or scientific interests. The programs and activities conducted by ACS today are the products of a tradition of excellence in meeting member needs that dates from the Society's founding in 1876. 

AFT - American Federation of Teachers
The mission of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, is to improve the lives of our members and their families, to give voice to their legitimate professional, economic and social aspirations, to strengthen the institutions in which we work, to improve the quality of the services we provide, to bring together all members to assist and support one another and to promote democracy, human rights and freedom in our union, in our nation and throughout the world.

NAAEE - The North American Association for Environmental Education
The North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) is a network of professionals, students, and volunteers working in the field of environmental education throughout North America and in over 55 countries around the world. Since 1971, the Association has promoted environmental education and supported the work of environmental educators. There are many environmental interest groups, and many organizations dedicated to improving education. NAAEE uniquely combines and integrates both of these perspectives, and takes a cooperative, nonconfrontational, scientifically-balanced approach to promoting education about environmental issues. 

NABT - The National Association of Biology Teachers
The National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) is "the leader in life science education." To date, more than 9,000 educators have joined NABT to share experiences and expertise with colleagues from around the globe; keep up with trends and developments in the field; and grow professionally. The National Association of Biology Teachers empowers educators to provide the best possible biology and life science education for all students. 

NAEA - National Art Education Association
Founded in 1947 with the merger of the Western, Pacific, Southeastern, and Eastern Region Art Associations, plus the art department of the National Education Association (NEA) to promote art education through Professional Development, Service, Advancement of Knowledge, and Leadership. NAEA is a non-profit, educational organization. 

NAGT - National Association Geoscience Teachers
NAGT was established in 1938. Its purpose is to foster improvement in the teaching of earth sciences at all levels of formal and informal instruction, to emphasize the cultural significance of the earth sciences and to disseminate knowledge in this field to the general public. 

NARST - The National Association for Research in Science Teaching
The National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) is a worldwide organization of professionals committed to the improvement of science teaching and learning through research. Since its inception in 1928, NARST has promoted research in science education and the communication of knowledge generated by the research. The ultimate goal of NARST is to help all learners achieve science literacy. 

NCTM - The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
The mission of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is to provide the vision and leadership necessary to ensure a mathematics education of the highest quality for all students. Founded in 1920, NCTM is the world's largest mathematics education organization, with more than 100,000 members and 250 Affiliates throughout the United States and Canada. 

NSTA - The National Science Teachers Association
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership of more than 53,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education. 

NYSMTA - New York State Music Teachers Association
The New York State Music Teachers Association, Inc. is a professional association of music teachers consisting of a number of local associations which maintain their own organizational structure and program of activities while also participating in state, division and national activities. We seek to improve educational and performance expertise in all areas of music teaching through annual conventions that include workshops on pedagogy, theory, composition, repertory, materials and performance. Local associations promote musical and educational events of specific interest to those in the community.