NSF DCL: Cybersecurity Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing its intention to fund a small number of Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) to encourage advances in cybersecurity education, an area supported by the Foundation's Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Education Designation (SaTC-EDU), CyberCorps®: Scholarships for Service, and Advanced Technological Education (ATE) programs


SEEK18 Cybersecurity Module Teacher Guide

Over the course of a week, your young engineers can take on the Cyber Security Challenge.

Engineers will work in teams of 4-5 to apply the Engineering Design Process (EDP) and the scientific concepts related to simple 4 machines, force, energy and motion. Below you will find your week -at-a-glance, a materials list, and some background information that will help you prepare for the challenge topic area. Also included is a copy of the challenge letter as well as the end of week challenge expectations.


3D Fossils for K-12 Education: A Case Example Using the Giant Extinct Shark Carcharocles Megalodon

Fossils and the science of paleontology provide a charismatic gateway to integrate STEM teaching and learning. With the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), as well as the exponentially increasing use of three-dimensional (3-D) printing and scanning technology, it is a particularly opportune time to integrate a wider variety of fossils and paleontology into K–12 curricula.


NSF ATE Webinar: Preparing Forms for your NSF ATE Proposal

Each year, the Mentor-Connect project team produces a cost-free webinar that highlights the process for filling out various forms that are required in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grant proposal process. In 2018, they will offer this technical assistance webinar again with a fresh spin. 

Participants will:

Unlimited slots left.

NSF Nuts & Bolts Webinar hosted by CADRE

Do you have questions about managing or reporting on your NSF project? Join our colleagues at the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), resource center for the DRK-12 program,  for an NSF Nuts & Bolts webinar on managing your NSF-funded project!

NSF Nuts & Bolts Webinar: October 25 | 2-3pm ET


NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Growing Convergence Research at NSF

Growing Convergence Research at the National Science Foundation (NSF) is one of 10 Big Ideas for Future NSF Investments. NSF seeks to highlight the value of convergence as a process for catalyzing new research directions and advancing scientific discovery and innovation. This Dear Colleague Letter describes an initial set of opportunities to explore Convergence approaches within four of the research-focused NSF Big Ideas:

National Science Foundation: Building Community and Capacity in Data Intensive Research in Education (BCC-EHR)

As part of NSF's Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) activity, the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) seeks to enable research communities to develop visions, teams, and capabilities dedicated to creating new, large-scale, next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research for areas of research covered by EHR programs.


Voices Against Violence

Helping Students, Parents, and School Staff Speak Up

No community is safe from the devastating effects of bullying and school violence—but you can learn to prevent these threats. One of the most powerful steps a school community can take to prevent violence is to teach young people and adults to be active bystanders who take positive steps when conflict arises. It’s not always clear what bystanders should do when faced with violent or potentially violent situations. Voices Against Violence can guide youth and adults on how to intervene safely and effectively.


National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I

The National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program provides non-dilutive funds for small businesses to conduct research and development (R&D) on technology innovations that have the potential to be commercially successful and benefit society. The NSF SBIR program accepts innovative proposals that show promise of commercial and societal impact in almost all areas of technology.


Education Week Leaders to Learn From: 2017 Nominations Open

Leaders To Learn From is a project of Education Week, the nation's foremost source for K-12 news and analysis. The Leaders To Learn From special report spotlights forward-thinking district leaders who seize on good ideas and execute them well in their school systems. This special edition profiles these leaders—many of whom have worked well below the public radar—to bring attention to the smart ideas and strategies they are using in their school systems to raise student achievement and build stronger communities.