STEM Career Opportunities and Workforce Development

ITEST Strategy Share Meetup: Developing STEM Career Competencies from K-12

Over the past year, STELAR staff have been meeting with ITEST community members to learn more about the work projects are engaged in, and uncover challenges that projects have faced. In our review of these discussions, we identified three topic areas where examples of best-practices would benefit the community; Engaging schools as research partners (held May 16), Sustaining your ITEST Project (held July 18), and Developing STEM career competencies from K-12.  

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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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STELAR Webinar Series: Work at the Human-Technology Frontier

Join authors of STELAR's recent publication entitled Building the Foundational Skills Needed for Success in Work at the Human-Technology Frontier for a four-part webinar series exploring the educational and social implications of living, learning and working in a future driven by technology.

Register for the entire series on this page, or click the title of each webinar to register for a specific webinar in the series.

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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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Final Session - ITEST Community Meetup: Keeping Our STEM Efforts Going Amid Social Distancing

COVID-19 is changing many aspects of our life, including how we do our work. While “social distancing” has become the new normal, maintaining connections with our colleagues and stakeholders has become increasingly important. As the resource center for the ITEST program, we would like to provide an open space for currently funded projects to come together as a community and discuss: 

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Repeat Session - ITEST Community Meetup: Keeping Our STEM Efforts Going Amid Social Distancing

COVID-19 is changing many aspects of our life, including how we do our work. While “social distancing” has become the new normal, maintaining connections with our colleagues and stakeholders has become increasingly important. As the resource center for the ITEST program, we would like to provide an open space for currently funded projects to come together as a community and discuss: 

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Repeat Session - ITEST Community Meetup: Keeping Our STEM Efforts Going Amid Social Distancing

COVID-19 is changing many aspects of our life, including how we do our work. While “social distancing” has become the new normal, maintaining connections with our colleagues and stakeholders has become increasingly important. As the resource center for the ITEST program, we would like to provide an open space for currently funded projects to come together as a community and discuss: 

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ITEST Community Meetup: Keeping Our STEM Efforts Going Amid Social Distancing

COVID-19 is changing many aspects of our life, including how we do our work. While “social distancing” has become the new normal, maintaining connections with our colleagues and stakeholders has become increasingly important. As the resource center for the ITEST program, we would like to provide an open space for currently funded projects to come together as a community and discuss: 

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Announcing STELAR 3.0

With gratitude for support from the NSF, we are pleased to announce that the STELAR center will continue to support the ITEST program community through 2023. STELAR has now been continuously supporting the ITEST program since 2013, and we are ready to launch our next phase of work - STELAR 3.0!

Here is a sample of some of the new and exciting things to come: 

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