STELAR Webinars: 2020 NSF ITEST Solicitation and Q&A Session


In April and May of 2020, STELAR hosted National Science Foundation Program Officers for a series of informative webinars on the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program’s Solicitation (NSF 19-583).  

ITEST Solicitation Webinar: Thursday April 30, 1-2 pm EST

During this webinar NSF Program Officers Alejandra Sorto and Amy Wilson-Lopez reviewed the goals of the ITEST program, highlighted key aspects of the solicitation, and provided guidance on developing a competitive proposal. A copy of the slides is included here, and the webinar recording is below. To view in fullscreen, visit NSF ITEST Solicitation Webinar April 30, 2020.

NSF ITEST Solicitation Webinar April 30, 2020 from STELAR Center on Vimeo.

ITEST Solicitation Webinar and Q&A Session: Wednesday, May 20, 2:30-3:45 pm EST

On May 20 STELAR hosted NSF Program Officers Monica Cardella and Amy Wilson-Lopez for an additional opportunity hear about the goals of the ITEST program and key aspects of the solicitation. The presentation mirrored the April 30 presentation (recording above), focusing on questions recieved in advance, as well as allowing time for additional participant questions. During the webinar, program officers shared additional resources of interest to those developing a submission.

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