C. McCurdy-Kirlis

Developing the Next Generation of Talent: Perspectives from the Field on Equity and the Future of Work

This informative report extends prior reports on the Future of Work to address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in light of recent historical events.


STEM Learning & Resource Center (STELAR): Supporting Engineering Education within the NSF ITEST Program

STELAR submitted the attached paper in conjunction with our participation in a poster session held for NSF-grantees at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) annual conference. The paper highlights the purpose of the ITEST Program, how STELAR supports and synthesizes project findings, and provides data and information on ITEST projects focused on engineering. 


K–8 STEM Career Competencies: Developing Foundational Skills for the Future of Work

This framework identifies 10 foundational career competency areas correlated to characteristics of future work at the Human Technology Frontier and what thought leaders in the field believe successful workers in those environments need to know and be able to do. It is meant as a guide for teachers interested in helping their students develop the foundations of skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to be successful in life when they exit formal schooling. Many of the suggested competencies may already be included in the curriculum or pedagogy in K-8 classrooms.