Cultural Relevance, Equity, and Diversity

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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National Science Foundation - Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program Solicitation

ITEST is a program that promotes PreK-12 student interests and capacities to participate in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and information and communications technology (ICT) workforce of the future. To achieve this objective, ITEST supports the development, implementation, and selective spread of innovative strategies for engaging students in experiences that: 

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K-8 STEM Career Competencies: Developing Foundational Skills for the Future of Work Webinar #2

On November 17, 2021, STELAR held a Q&A Webinar Session to engage in a discussion of the K-8 STEM Career Competencies Framework. Authors responded to inquires about use and best practices, and participants shared their own resources and perspectives.

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Institute for Broadening Participation Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

PathwaysToScience.org has over 70 portable scholarships and fellowships posted on the site. These include undergraduate, graduate, and postdoc level funding opportunities with an emphasis on increasing diversity in STEM.

Undergraduate scholarships and tips and resources for applying: https://pathwaystoscience.org/Undergrads.aspx

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K–8 STEM Career Competencies:  Developing Foundational Skills for the Future of Work  Q&A Session Webinar #2

On November 17, 2021, STELAR held a Q&A Webinar Session to engage in a discussion of the K-8 STEM Career Competencies Framework. Authors responded to inquires about use and best practices, and participants shared their own resources and perspectives.

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OLPA’s Distinguished Lecture: Burgeoning Opportunities: Attracting and Retaining More Latinx Researchers to STEM

Join NSF on Thursday, October 7th from 11:30am to 1:00pm ET, The panel will discuss pathways to STEM, what’s attracting and retaining Latinx researchers to STEM careers and how America can better tap the talent and help develop the research potential of this growing population.

When: Thursday, October 7 11:30 - 1:00pm ET

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STEM for All Multiplex: September Theme of the Month - Partnering Culturally Responsive teaching and Place-Based Science Education

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Creating STEM Pathways at Detroit's Aquarium

Welcome to Detroit and the Belle Isle Aquarium, where students come to see fish, turtles, and frogs and leave with learning and excitement about what they, too, could be doing in the world of science.  This project starts with teacher professional development to enhance their knowledge of biology and ecology and to help them prepare their classes to benefit the most from their field trip visit.  Aquarium educators (and our education researchers) follow up with classroom visits, and teachers get the opportunity to reinforce lessons with small grants to enhance learning opportunities.  Want t

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Virtual Field Trip and Ecology Lesson at the Belle Isle Aquarium

Promoting Student Interest in Science and Science Careers through a Scalable Place-based Environmental Educational Program at a Public Aquarium,” is an NSF project that will work with 90 Detroit Public School Community District (DPSCD) fifth grade teachers in biological STEM areas related to fisheries, wildlife, conservation and aquatic sciences. More than 2,300 fifth grade students from DPSCD are expected to participate in field trips to the Belle Isle Aquarium and follow-up activities.

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NSF Q&A Office Hours for 2021 ITEST Solicitation Applicants, Hosted by STELAR

On August 3, STELAR will host NSF Program Officers Robert Russell, Gavin Fulmer, and Alicia Santiago for a procedural/budget/technical questions session designed for those planning to submit proposals on August 13, 2021. This will be an “office hours” style discussion and will be geared towards answering procedural, budget related, and technical questions around completing the required proposal sections and finalizing your submission.

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