Welcome to the 2014 USTA Conference!!!

Utah Valley Convention Center - Provo, UT

We have worked hard to make sure that there is something for every science teacher at every hour of the conference.  Please make sure that after a breakout session you take the time to fill out a survey.  Every survey you fill out is an entry into our raffle for some great prizes to use in the classroom and on your free time.


Vernon Parent

USU Extension
Extension Associate Professor
Vernon Parent has been teaching and mentoring youth for most of his life. As an early peer mentor in Silicon Valley California, Vernon taught inner city kids about natural systems working in coastal tidal pools and forest ecosystems. Since that time he has worked with youth of all ages, helping them better understand the physical world around them, through hands-on experiences. For the last 15 years he has worked with Utah State University Extension where he has created programs through 4-H to expand science education in after-school programs and summer camps. He especially loves to work with robotics, environmental education and youth leadership.