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S-STEM 2018 Webinars

Presentations and Q&A Sessions

January 29, 2018 1:00 PM  to 
January 29, 2018 3:00 PM
National Science Foundation

February 6, 2018 3:00 PM  to 
February 6, 2018 5:00 PM
National Science Foundation

February 15, 2018 12:00 PM  to 
February 15, 2018 2:00 PM
National Science Foundation

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Submissions to the NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) Program are due by 5:00 p.m. local time Wednesday, 28 March 2018 in response to NSF solicitation 17-527. To answer any questions you may have about your potential submission, NSF S-STEM Program Directors will host a series of webinars in January and February. Please note that the webinars will be given in two styles: traditional and flipped. The first half-hour of a traditional webinar will consist of an overview of the program itself; this will be followed by a question-and-answer session. The entirety of a flipped webinar will be devoted to questions--the hosts of a flipped webinar will not give an overview of the program. To prepare for the flipped webinar, participants will be expected to have carefully read the solicitation (click here) and/or viewed the videos (bottom of this page) which will soon be updated with current versions.

Additional information is available on the NSF S-STEM program page.

Information about the FY2018 S-STEM webinars for prospective investigators is below:

  1. Webinar 1
    When: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET Monday, 29 January
    URL: Meeting number (access code): 740 359 517. Meeting password: ZxsfMV@7
    Hosts: Mark Pauley (computer science; and Pushpa Ramakrishna (biology;
    Style: Flipped
  2. Webinar 2
    When: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, 6 February
    URL: Meeting number (access code): 745 404 200. Meeting password: vMt7aGF$
    Host: Tom Kim (chemistry,
    Style: Traditional
  3. Webinar 3
    When: noon to 2:00 p.m. ET Thursday, 15 February
    URL: Meeting number (access code): 742 904 512. Meeting password: uVCjCm?2
    Host: Ron Buckmire (mathematics,
    Style: Traditional

NSF uses the conferencing program WebEx for webinars. To join a meeting, follow the associated link or URL. If you haven't used WebEx before, a small piece of software will be downloaded to your machine via your web browser. Once you join, make sure that "Call Using Computer" is displayed and then click on the big button to connect your audio. Video isn't required--to turn yours on, click the toggle.

2018 Narrated Powerpoint Presentations

Seven short presentations with narration on S-STEM are available as attachments at the bottom of this page. Viewing all 7 presentations requires approximately an hour.

  1. Overview of the New Program – S-STEM_Powerpoint1
  2. Track 1: S-STEM Institutional Capacity Building – S-STEM_Powerpoint2
  3. Track 2: Single Institution –S-STEM_Powerpoint3
  4. Track 3: Multi-Institution – S-STEM_Powerpoint4
  5. Proposal Content Info for New PIs – S-STEM_Powerpoint5
  6. Project Description Contents – S-STEM_Powerpoint6
  7. Merit Review Criteria – S-STEM_Powerpoint7

2017 Q & A Sessions Archive

The PI webinar on solicitation 17-527 that was given on March 6, 2017 is archived below.

  • Powerpoint from the March 6, 2017 Webinar (.pptx) -- Webinar_2017_Ppt
  • Video of the March 6, 2017 Webinar (.mp4) -- Webinar_2017_Video

2016 & 2015 Narrated Powerpoint Presentations & Question and Answer Sessions

Webinars on solicitation 16-540 were held on March 3, 2016 and on March 18, 2016. The webinars lasted about 1 hour and consisted of a short Powerpoint presentation followed by a Q & A session.

  • Narrated Powerpoint (.pptx used in both 2016 webinars) -- PI_Webinar_March2016
  • Q & A session from the March 3 Webinar (.mp4) - PI_Webinar_Q&A_March2016
  • Q & A session from the March 18 Webinar (.mp4) - Q&A_March18

Three different "Flipped Webinars" were held during the month of July, 2015. Archived information for the webinar of July 21, 2015 is provided below.

  • Webinar Video -- Webinar Video (.mp4)
  • Webinar Video with Closed Captioning (link to video)
  • PowerPoint Presentation used in the Webinar - Webinar PowerPoint
  • Transcripts of the Webinar -- Webinar Transcript (.docx), Webinar Transcript (.pdf)

For Assistance

Meeting Type

Address General Questions To, 703-292-4630, email:
Thomas D. Kim, (703) 292-7855, email:
Mark Pauley, (703) 292-8658, email:
Ron Buckmire, (703) 292-4630, email:
Pushpa Ramakrishna, 703-292-2943, email:

NSF Related Organizations
Division of Undergraduate Education

Public Attachments
Webinar Video (.mp4)
Webinar PowerPoint
Webinar Transcript (.docx)
Webinar Transcript (.pdf)