Participant Recruitment and Retention

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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STELAR Webinars: 2020 NSF ITEST Solicitation and Q&A Session

Join STELAR as we host National Science Foundation Program Officers for a series of informative webinars on the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program’s Solicitation (NSF 19-583).  

ITEST Solicitation Webinar: Thursday April 30, 1-2 pm EST

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Call for Presenters: 2020 STEM for all Video Showcase

The 2020 NSF STEM for All Video Showcase: Learning from Research and Practice, will be h

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STEM For All Multiplex Webinar Panel: Broadening Participation in STEM through Community Engagement

Join the STEM For All Multiplex each month as they focus on a topic of interest with an intro blog, expert webinar panel, playlist of related videos, discussion, and resources.

Register now for the January webinar!

Broadening Participation in STEM through Community Engagement

Monday, January 13, 2020 1:30:00 PM EST - 2:30:00 PM EST

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Integrating Science Into Afterschool: A Three-Dimensional Approach To Engaging Underserved Populations In Science - Final Report

The initiative called Integrating Science Into Afterschool: A Three-Dimensional Approach to Engaging Underserved Populations in Science set out to promote science learning in three out-ofschool settings (afterschool programs, home, and community), to promote rich and varied science experiences to underserved Philadelphia communities, and to assess the value of this model for the broader field of out-of-school time and informal learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

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Exploring I-poems to Explore the Identity of Underrepresented Engineering Student Makers

This Work in Progress Paper presents an NSF funded study focused on understanding the role that makerspaces play in the identity development of engineering students from underrepresented groups (URGs). In recent years, makerspaces have become a popular addition to universities, with an implicit assumption that makerspaces will increase students choosing to major in STEM disciplines.

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University of Florida COE celebrates National Fossil Day

This video highlghts the iDigFossils project that is designed for teachers and students to use 3-D printers and scanners in order to create fossils. 

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Framework for Evaluating Impacts of Broadening Participation Projects: Report from a National Science Foundation Workshop

Background

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Building Middle School Engagement in Math and Computer Science: Findings from the NSF ITEST Program

STELAR and select ITEST projects delivered a panel presentation at the Massachusetts STEM Summit in Worcester's DCU Center on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

Presenters:  Janet Beissinger, Neil Heffernan, Fred Martin

Moderator:  Bernadette Sibuma

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STELAR ITEST PI & Evaluator Summit 2017: Building the Foundational Skills of the Future Science and Engineering Workforce

The STELAR ITEST PI & Evaluator Summit is an annual opportunity for ITEST Principal Investigators (PIs) and evaluators to come together and share successes, challenges, and lessons learned from the ITEST program. 

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