About Us

The interest of young people in science is developed by inspiring and knowledgeable teachers and technicians. From local events to national policy, we are a professional community dedicated to supporting excellence in science teaching and learning.

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is the largest subject association in the UK. We are an active membership body that has been supporting all those involved in science education from pre-school to higher education for over 100 years; members include teachers, technicians, tutors and advisers.  We are a Registered Charity with a Royal Charter, owned by our members and independent of government. We seek to create a powerful voice for science education professionals in order to make a positive and influential difference to the teaching and learning of science throughout the UK and further afield.

How we work

Our Governance

How ASE operates as a professional body, our governance and strategy.

Our Royal Charter

The Association was granted a Royal Charter on 13 October 2004 which states our mission to improve the teaching of science.

Our History

The Association for Science Education can trace its origins back to 1900, with the first Annual Meeting held in January 1901.

Who we are

Our Chair

The Chair is an elected representative of ASE members and the wider science education community

Our President

Professor Danielle George is Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Manchester.

Education Group

The Education Group is made up of 30 members who advise the Charity on all aspects of science education.

How we operate

Staff

Find out about the staff who support members with services and events

Committees

In addition to our Trustees and Education Group, ASE has several dedicated committees and specialist groups. Their expertise and experience informs ASE's work

Trustees

Our Trustees have responsibility for ensuring that ASE works properly as a charity, that the finances are properly regulated and monitored and the appropriate policies are in place.

Our partners