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STELAR Webinar: 2019 NSF ITEST Solicitation

On May 28 STELAR hosted National Science Foundation Program Officers Michael Steele, Alejandra Sorto, and Amy Wilson-Lopez for an informative webinar on the newly-released 2019 Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program Solicitation (NSF 19-583).

During the webinar Program Officers reviewed the goals of the ITEST program, detailed the revisions made to the 2019 solicitation, and provided guidance on developing a successful submission. 

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STELAR Webinar Series: Charting the Future of Making in STEM Education

In December the National Science Foundation convened nearly 60 Principal Investigators from projects funded through the Dear Colleague Letter (NSF-086) “Enabling the Future of Making to Catalyze New Approaches in STEM Learning and Innovation.” The NSF EAGER Maker Summit: Charting the Future of Making in STEM Education tasked these projects with exploring topics of interest to NSF and the Maker community.

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EDC and STEM Education Coalition: Current Trends in STEM Technician Education in the Age of Covid-19

Please join the STEM Education Coalition for a virtual briefing for Congressional staff and federal agency officials that will explore the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on current and long term trends in the education and workforce development of technicians in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields. Our panelists will bring a wide range of perspectives across multiple industries as we feel our way through the current climate and what it portends for these in-demand skills and future jobs. 

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NSF Invites Public Participation in Identifying Mid-Scale Infrastructure for STEM Education Research

The National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Education and Human Resources invites your participation in a listening session to provide input with respect to the nature of mid-scale research infrastructure for STEM education research. For more information, including the agenda and guiding questions for the call, review the full invitation.

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EDC - The Future of Women Veterans In STEM Webinar Series: STEM Education for Women Veterans

Women veterans bring many strengths to the civilian workforce, such as leadership, teamwork and problem-solving skills, as well as resilience and persistence. Women veterans are nearly twice as likely to be in a STEM occupation than are non-veteran women. While there have been increase in the number of programs and the availability of support services for veterans, and for women, but to there is currently no structure or system to align all these efforts to serve women veterans.

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EDC - The Future of Women Veterans In STEM Webinar Series: STEM Workforce Development for Women Veterans

Women veterans bring many strengths to the civilian workforce, such as leadership, teamwork and problem-solving skills, as well as resilience and persistence. Women veterans are nearly twice as likely to be in a STEM occupation than are non-veteran women. While there have been increase in the number of programs and the availability of support services for veterans, and for women, but to there is currently no structure or system to align all these efforts to serve women veterans.

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QEM Virtual Townhall: Mitigating Institutional Racism in Education at the Human-Technology Frontier

The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network is dedicated to improving education from underrepresented students throughout the nation. QEM continues to be the premier organization for improving the quality of education for minorities, by providing technical assistance to MSIs, funding internship opportunities for underrepresented students, and advocating for college and career readiness in STEM.  

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STELAR Webinar: NSF Q&A for 2020 ITEST Solicitation Applicants

On August 4, STELAR hosted NSF Program Officers Monica Cardella and Robert Russell for a final Q&A session designed for those planning to submit proposals on August 14, 2020. The was held as an “office hours” style discussion, and was geared towards answering the more technical questions around completing the required proposal sections and finalizing your submission. Questions that were submitted in advance, as well as throughout the webinar. 

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STELAR Webinar: NSF DCL Advancing Educational Innovations that Motivate and Prepare PreK-12 Learners for Computationally-Intensive Industries of the Future

On Monday, July 13, STELAR held a webinar on behalf of the National Science Foundation sharing details of the recently-released Dear Colleague Letter: Advancing Educational Innovations that Motivate and Prepare PreK-12 Learners for Computationally-Intensive Industries of the Future (NSF 20-101). 

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NSF Convergence Accelerator Virtual Meeting

The NSF Convergence Accelerator (CA) program is hosting its first ever Expo, NSF CA Expo 2020 on July 1-2, 2020 – a virtual meeting that provides an opportunity for all of the FY 2019 Convergence Accelerator projects to share information about their projects with the public. Expo 2020 is the “must attend” inaugural event for the NSF Convergence Accelerator and the Pilot Cohort.

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