STELAR, in coordination with the Maine Math and Science Alliance, will host an in-person workshop in Augusta, Maine on Friday, June 16. The workshop will cover the critical components of developing a successful NSF ITEST proposal including: forming partnerships, writing a compelling narrative, developing research and evaluation designs that are well-aligned and impactful, planning for fruitful dissemination, preparing a budget, and finally, submitting the proposal to NSF. This workshop will be supported by an online introduction and follow up sessions leading up to the submission deadline.
STELAR hosted National Science Foundation (NSF) Program Officers on September 27 & 28 for an informational workshop designed to highlight the NSF funding opportunities for STEM education research at the PreK-12 level!
This event was intended to raise awareness and increase the geographic diversity of the ITEST portfolio.
The presentation featured the following NSF Programs:
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Computer Science for All (CSforAll: Research and RPPs)
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Program
Dr. Vanessa Peters, Senior Learning Sciences Researcher from Digital Promise, presented her synthesis of research findings from over 70 NSF awards that addressed the unanticipated effects of the pandemic on STEM teaching and learning. During this interactive virtual session, Dr. Peters provided us with a briefing on her synthesis, asked for input from the research community attending, and answered questions about the work.
A video recording and the slides will be available shortly.
The National Science Foundation published NSF 23-115, “Advancing Microelectronics Education” in May 2023 in response to the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 (CHIPS Act). This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) encourages submission of proposals for projects that will excite, motivate and prepare students for participation in the microelectronics industry, in both formal and informal settings.
The NSF Public Access and Open Science Working Group is hosting a series of “listen and learn” sessions for external stakeholders to help inform about ongoing implementation planning for NSF’s updated Public Access Plan, which responded to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy directive on public access in the
The second webinar in support of encouraging Scaling, Expanding and Iterating Innovations (SEI) proposals invited back ITEST Principal Investigators to share their successes and challenges on scaling their work in the ITEST 2022 PI Meeting. The presentations was followed by a Q&A with PIs.
Join the STEM for All Multiplex for their May Theme of the Month Webinar!
When: May 2, 2023 at 3:00 PM ET
As we approach the end of our funding cycle for the STEM for All Multiplex, Broadening Participation in STEM by Focusing on Identity Development will be our last Theme of the Month. We hope you will join the webinar and breakout sessions, view the playlist, resources, and take an active part in the follow on discussion.
The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.
Join an informative webinar on the U.S. Department of Education's Career Z Challenge May 4 at 2 pm ET:
Interested in starting or expanding work-based learning (WBL) opportunities for your high school students? The Career Z Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, is a $2.5 million multi-phase prize challenge to create and/or enhance high-quality, WBL opportunities in career and technical education (CTE) programs through the expansion of WBL ecosystems.
The info session will provide: