STELAR ITEST PI & Evaluator Summit 2016: Making Connections to Broaden Participation in STEM

Event

The STELAR ITEST PI & Evaluator Summit was held on Monday and Tuesday, May 2-3, 2016, at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, VA. The Summit was an opportunity for ITEST Principal Investigators (PIs) and evaluators to come together and share successes, challenges, and lessons learned from the ITEST program. More than 150 people attended the Summit, representing 80 ITEST projects.

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AYPF Webinar: Career Pathways: From Ideas to Action, Tools for States

Opportunities

Date: Wednesday, February 10th
Time: 2:00-3:15 ET

In order to ensure that all students are adequately prepared for success in college and careers, states and districts across the country are working to provide multiple educational pathways to better meet the needs of students, employers, and the economy.  In recent years, states and district have been working to build career pathways to provide students with education and workforce preparation opportunities linked to additional training and jobs.  

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AAAS 2016 Annual Meeting

Opportunities

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting is a widely recognized global science gathering, bringing thousands of scientists, engineers, policymakers, educators, and journalists together to discuss the most recent developments in science and technology.  The 2016 meeting will be held February 11-15 in Washington, DC.

Register by January 19, 2016, for reduced rates on the registration and membership.

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ITEST PI Mike Barnett's Urban Hydrofarmer's Project featured in NSF's Science Nation

News

The National Science Foundation's online magazine, Science Nation, recently featured an article and video of ITEST PI's Mike Barnett's Urban Hydrofarmer's Project. The project instructs students in the construction of solar-powered hydroponic systems, guides them through them hydroponic farming techniques, and allows them to reap the benefits by selling the organic produce at local farmer's markets. Exposing students to real-world applications

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National Science Foundation - Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program Solicitation

Opportunities

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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National Science Foundation - Call for EAGER Proposals on Making

Opportunities

Building on NSF's early investments in Making, the purpose of this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) is to encourage EAGER proposals to conduct exploratory work in its early stages on untested, but potentially transformative, research ideas or approaches that advance the frontier of knowledge with respect to STEM learning and design thinking.

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2016 AERA Annual Meeting - Call for Submissions

Opportunities

About the Annual Meeting

The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. It is a showcase for ground-breaking, innovative studies in a diverse array of areas -- from early education through higher education, from digital learning to second language literacy. It is where to encounter ideas and data that will shape tomorrow's education practices and policies, and where to connect with leading thinkers from the U.S. and around the world. 

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