The purpose of the PSTA shall be to:
a. promote the sciences and science education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania;
b. promote professional ethics and cooperation among all persons interested in the sciences and science education;
c. to promote excellence among teachers of science through professional development opportunities;
d. recognize leadership in the sciences and science education; and
e. assist in the development of outstanding science talent in pupils by encouraging them to engage in the sciences through participation in science and technology initiatives designed for student participation.