Southwest Region

We welcome members and conference attendees from any state. The traditional states for the  Southwest region include: AR, CO, KS, NM, OK, TX, UT

Regional Officers:

PresidentKimberly Bilica, University of Texas San Antonio

President-ElectC. Matt Seimears, Emporia State University

Immediate Past President – Christine Shupla, Lunar Planetary Institute, Houston, TX

Secretary –Kelly Feille, Texas Christian University

Treasurer – Dan Smith, Texas State University

Regional Director to ASTE – Vanessa Dodo Seriki, University of Houston-Clear Lake

Future Regional Meetings

October 4, 2014 – Emporia, KS

2014 Regional Meeting Contact: C. Matt Seimears,

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Please consider submitting a presentation for this year’s conference in Emporia, Kansas. Our small, friendly conference offers faculty and students valuable opportunities to network and share ideas about matters that influence science teachers and science teaching. Proposals should be submitted here by midnight on Wednesday, September 17th.

Registration will open soon and will be $65 for graduate students and $85 for faculty. You can find updated information about the conference can be found here.

Any questions can be directed to Matt Seimears, 2014 SWASTE Conference Chair at