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EHR Core Research

EHR has established a new cross-directorate Core Research Program.  Proposals are encouraged that help synthesize, build and/or expand research foundations in four core areas.  See the announcement at:

 EHR Core Research
(NSF  15-509) Posted October 23, 2014

I-Corps For Learning (I-Corps L)

A frustration common to both educators and policymakers surrounds the difficulty of getting effective, evidence-based approaches into widespread use in classrooms and other learning environments.  [More]

Special Announcements

Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development

A publication titled Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development has just been released by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education. It provides a framework for producing and sharing knowledge and evidence resources, so that innovations that work can be more quickly and widely used in classrooms around the country.

Here is a set of Frequently Asked Questions about the Guidelines.

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Look here for STEM Education Resources 

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Innovation Through Institutional Integration (I-3)

 

Successful K-12 STEM Education Activities
alt "Successful K-12 STEM Education," a report produced by the National Research Council, and funded by NSF, is a response to a request from a member of Congress, Rep. Frank Wolf, to identify the characteristics of highly successful K-12 schools and programs in STEM. Information about activities associated with the report are available from Successful STEM Education.org.
Recently Announced Funding Opportunities See All

Science of Learning: Collaborative Networks
(NSF  15-532) Posted December 19, 2014

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
(NSF  15-530) Posted December 16, 2014

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM
(NSF  15-528) Posted December 12, 2014

Research Coordination Networks
(NSF  15-527) Posted December 2, 2014

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience
(NSF  15-526) Posted December 1, 2014

Upcoming Due Dates See All

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience
(NSF  15-526) Letter of Intent: January 5, 2015, Letter of Intent (Required) Due Date

Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Program
(NSF  13-594) Letter of Intent: January 5, 2015

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education
(NSF  14-588) Full Proposal: January 13, 2015, Engaged Student Learning: Design and Development, I & II

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education
(NSF  14-588) Full Proposal: January 13, 2015, Institutional and Community Transformation: Design and Development

National Robotics Initiative
(NSF  15-505) Full Proposal: January 14, 2015

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News See All
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Released December 22, 2014
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Released December 12, 2014
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Released December 11, 2014
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Released December 8, 2014
Science Nation
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Released December 4, 2014
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college students in class Rules of engagement: Transforming the teaching of college-level science
A science education advocate who trained as a molecular biologist uses her analytical background to create teaching strategies that energize both students and faculty
Released  December 18, 2014

Jan Cuny Computer Science Education Week: Expert voices on the value of CS
We asked leading researchers from academia, government and industry to share with us their thoughts about the importance of computer science education
Released  December 12, 2014

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Latest focus of project is creating humanoid robots
Released  December 12, 2014

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Dual-enrollment computer science classes in Texas provide an on-ramp to STEM careers
Released  December 11, 2014

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