Youth Motivation and Interests in STEM

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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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 Webinar: Proposal Development - Writing a Compelling Project Description

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ITEST Proposal Development Course Webinar

On Thursday, February 18, 3:00PM STELAR hosted an orientation webinar on the newly launched ITEST Proposal Development course, a self- paced online course for novice proposal writers. This recording serves as an introduction, overview of the materials, and descriptions of the activities that will guide the proposal writing process. 

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STELAR Webinar: Introduction to our New Proposal Development Course

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2021 STEM for All Video Showcase

The 2021 STEM for All Video Showcase: COVID, Equity & Social Justice will be held May 11-18, 2021. Registration will be open from January 13 to February 12, 2021.

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NSF Solicitation: Build and Broaden 2.0 (B2 2.0) Enhancing Social, Behavioral and Economic Science Research and Capacity at Minority-Serving Institutions

The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) supports research in many areas associated with our evolving world, including fundamental research on human behavior and surrounding social, economic, and natural environments. Research supported in SBE advances the understanding of people, social organizations and society in a changing world where there are new opportunities for human interconnectedness as well as challenges that affect the ability to live healthy and productive lives.

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Boston College Master’s Program in Learning Engineering is Seeking Applicants

STELAR is happy to share the following opportunity from our colleagues at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education and Human Development. Please share with your networks!  

 

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NSF Solicitation: Research on Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning (RETTL)

The purpose of the Research on Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning (RETTL) program is to fund exploratory and synergistic research in emerging technologies (to include, but not limited to, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and immersive or augmenting technologies) for teaching and learning in t

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