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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Teacher Opportunity: The Innovate to Mitigate Challenge

CALLING ALL STEM TEACHERS OF GRADES 7 – 12!

Love to teach environmental science? Want to support problem-based learning? Challenge your students to design and test innovations that address climate change by reducing greenhouse gases. Students submit a video and paper online, talk about their ideas with scientists, and earn the chance to win a prize.

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Federal Funding for STEM Education Projects

The below list provides information about STEM education funding opportunities for research, development and evalutaion projects, including organizations such at he National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, the Department of Education, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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NSF EHR Office Hours for ITEST Program Solicitation Applicants

The NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) is hosting an "office hours" call-in for those applying to the 2019 NSF ITEST Solicitation (https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19583/nsf19583.htm). 

Join NSF Program Officers on Monday, August 12, 1:30-2:30 ET

Dial in details:
Toll-free: 877-485-2180
Passcode: 6893378

 

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Call for Speakers: SmartBrief Education's 6th Annual STEM Pathways Summit

Call for Speakers: STEM Pathways Summit 2019

 

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STELAR Collaboration: STEM for English Learners

In October of last year the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine released English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives, a report funded through NSF and championed by the late program officer Julio López-Ferrao. The committee reached several conclusions and recommendations around the barriers to STEM instruction for English Learners (ELs), and the unique learning opportunities these experiences present.

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NSF Discovery Research PreK-12 program (DRK-12) - updated deadline!

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Informational Webinar on NSF's DRK-12 Solicitation (17-584)

 

The Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), resource center for the National Science Foundation's Discovery Research preK-12 (DRK-12) program, has announced the 2019 Solicitation Webinar!

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