75th Summer Conference

Event Information

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Event Venue: 
Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Event Date: 
Mon, 08/11/2014 - Thu, 08/14/2014
Event Program: 

The 75th annual summer conference will be held August 11-14 at Fitchburg State University.  Online registration as a commuter is now available!

This 4-day conference, hosted in the newly constructed Science Center, will provide the opportunity to learn about the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and how they will affect our teaching.  Speakers and sessions are also designed to provide you with hands-on experience and instruction on how to enhance our teaching in today’s technology-driven environment. The Conference will also provide opportunities for networking and camaraderie.

SOS:  Sampler of Sessions

  • “Next Generation Science Standards: How Will They Affect Us?”
  • “Next Generation Teaching & Learning Chemistry:  What Will It Look Like?”
  • “Next Generation Photovoltaics”
  •  Kinesthetic Chemistry – Modeling Concepts
  • “What’s In Your Spice?”
  • Chemical Analysis of Artworks plus field trip to the Worcester Art Museum
  • “Next Generation – Apple!”
  • “Computer Simulations for Discovery Learning”
  • “The Disappearing Spoon” and other works to help teach/learn chemistry
  • Opportunity to experience the new state-of-the-art Science Center at FSU


Registration as a commuter is still available.


Using a GPS?  Please use the following address:   280 Highland AVE Fitchburg, MA
Campus Building Map
Parking Lot Map

From within Massachusetts
Take Interstate 91, 190 or 495 to Rte. 2 to the Rte. 12 North exit (31B).  Travel north on Route 12 for 2.8 miles, then turn right immediately after Enterprise Car Rental. Turn right again, on Main St., after crossing the bridge. Take the second left onto North Street (at the Dunkin' Donuts). The university is located three blocks up.
Green and white Fitchburg State signs are positioned on posts and poles about 10 feet off the ground.

From New Hampshire
From Nashua Area:
Travel Rt 13 to Lunenburg MA. At junction of Rt 13/2A take right onto 2A towards Fitchburg.  At 2nd set of lights (Walgreens Intersection), take right onto John Fitch Highway.  Take left onto Pearl Street. Take right onto Highland Ave. Follow to end, 280 Highland on left.  
From Salem Area:
I-93 S , Take EXIT 44B toward Lowell for 19.2 mi. Take Exit 29B to MA-2W. Follow directions above from Rt 2.  
From Keene Area:
NH- 12 to NH-119 (Follow NH-119 Crossing into Massachusetts). NH -119 becomes Rindge State Rd/MA-119 follow for (3.1 mi). Turn Right onto Ashby Rd/MA-101. Turn slight left onto Rindge Turnpike. Rindge Turnpike becomes Rindge Rd. Pass through roundabout, exit onto John Fitch Hwy (1.4 mi). Turn Right onto Pearl St (.3 mi) Turn right onto Highland Ave. Follow to end, 280 Highland on left.  

From Connecticut
Take either Interstate 91 or 84 to the Massachusetts Turnpike, exiting north on to Interstate 290 in Auburn. Follow 290 to Interstate 190 north to Rte. 2, and follow directions given above for Massachusetts locations.

From Rhode Island
Take Rte. 146 north to Interstate 290 through Worcester exiting onto Interstate 190. Follow instructions for Massachusetts locations.

Traveling by Bus or Train
Daily MBTA trains to and from Boston stop on Main Street in Fitchburg. Cross Main Street to North Street (at the Dunkin' Donuts). The university is three blocks north.
Buses from Boston stop at the intersection of Rtes. 2 and 12. Cab or local bus service to the university is available from that stop.