Partnerships and Collaboration

2018 STELAR ITEST Principal Investigator and Evaluator Summit

On behalf of the National Science Foundation, STELAR invites all active ITEST projects to attend the 2018 Summit!

2018 STELAR ITEST Principal Investigator and Evaluator Summit
Equity and Access at the Human-Technology Frontier

Monday, May 14 - Tuesday, May 15, 2018
(Legislative visits to be held Wednesday, May 16)
The Westin Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria VA 22314

Unlimited slots left.

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: 


MSPnet Academy Webinar: STEM Integration and the NGSS - Melding engineering with science and mathematics

The Framework for K-12 Education and subsequent Next Generation Science Standards have detailed the content and practices most central to science education and for the first time, included engineering as an important element in science education. Curriculum designers, educators and researchers were challenged to create instructional materials that aligned with this new vision of integrated education while providing support for teachers needed for effective implementation.

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CSforAll + Research-Practice Partnerships Workshop

March 1-2, Chicago (co-hosted by Northwestern)
Space is limited! Register now:



Connected Science Learning: Call for Contributions for the 8th Issue

Theme for Eighth Issue (to be published in fall 2018):
STEM Learning Connected to Afterschool Settings

Contributions are due April 15, 2018

The America After 3PM special report, Full STEM Ahead: Afterschool Programs Step Up as Key Partners in STEM Education (produced by the Afterschool Alliance, October 2015) clearly states the important role that afterschool programs play in advancing STEM learning:


NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub Solicitation

Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) Coordination Hub

This solicitation is for a NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub only. In previous NSF INCLUDES solicitations, the NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub was referred to as a national backbone organization. NSF anticipates releasing separate solicitations that will offer opportunities for additional NSF INCLUDES Design and Development Launch Pilots and NSF INCLUDES Alliances with due dates in FY2018.


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:

Upcoming ITEST Symposia in 2017

Each year, STELAR collaborates with NSF ITEST project teams to submit session proposals to education and research conferences around the country.  These sessions broaden awareness about the program and share the program's findings with others in the STEM education and research communities.  We are thrilled to announce these two ITEST symposia sessions that have been accepted for presentation during Spring 2017.  Look for us at these ITEST sessions, and connect with us on social media (@STELAR_CTR) to let us know where you will be


ITEEA 2017 Annual Conference

The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association will hold their 79th Annual Conference: Engaging and Empowering Decision Makers through Integrative STEM Education

The conference will be held from March 16-18, 2017 in Dallas, TX. For information and to register visit the following link:


From Seeds to STEM