Description & Purpose

NASA Mississippi Space Grant Consortium, in partnership with the Center for Mathematics and Science Education (CMSE), is hosting the 2024 Annual Teachers Conference. Designed for math and science middle school teachers (grades 5-8), it provides opportunities to interact with other professionals in hands-on mathematics and science professional development sessions. This conference is facilitated by NASA Aerospace Education Specialists, MSSGC and CMSE associates, and other professionals.

Dates & Location

Friday, January 19, 2024, from 8:15 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 20, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

The 2024 NASA Mississippi Space Grant Annual Teachers Conference will be held in person at the Jackson Avenue Center at Ole Miss on the University of Mississippi-Oxford campus.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn Oxford West and Holiday Inn Express Oxford for attendees who live 50 miles or more from Oxford, MS, for the nights of January 18, 2024, and January 19, 2024.  You will need to register for the conference and choose whether or not you will need a room on your registration form. The conference planners will make your room reservations based on your selection.

You will personally be responsible for incidentals and the conference will cover the cost of the overnight room. You may be asked to provide a credit card for incidentals at the time of check-in.

Teacher Eligibility

All middle school math and science teachers in Mississippi are invited to attend the 2024 Annual Teachers Conference. Teachers who are seeking to attend the conference for the first time will have priority. Conference attendees will be eligible for a $75.00 stipend, as well as 1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for completion of the entire conference. Teachers who do not complete all components of the conference will be ineligible to receive the completion certificate, the 1.2 CEUs, or the stipend payment. 


Registration Closed

Registration Fee

The $25 registration fee is REQUIRED in order to hold your spot. After you have attended the entire conference, you will be refunded this amount in addition to receiving a stipend payment in the amount of $75.


PAYMENTS can be made with Visa or MasterCard.

If you need to send a Purchase Order, please send it via regular mail, email or fax:

The University of Mississippi
Outreach and Continuing Education
Office of Professional Development and Lifelong Learning
PO Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848
Fax: 662-915-5138

Number of Conference Seats

There are 65 conference seats available for 2024. All seats will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis, however priority will be given to first time conference attendees. Teachers are encouraged to register early. 

Conference Coordination and Registration Contact: Jessica Thompson, Coordinator of Professional Development Programs, 662-915-3121 or

Conference Directors

Dr. Nathan E. Murray, NASA Mississippi Space Grant Consortium
Dr. Alice Steimle, Center for Mathematics and Science Education

Special Accommodations

Please call 662-915-3121 or email Jessica Thompson ( at least 14 days in advance of the conference start date if you need special accommodations such as sight, hearing, or access at this conference. 

As a reminder, accommodations such as sign language interpreters and some forms of live captioning require a longer lead time, so please consider that when sending the accommodations notice.