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New Program at NSF includes Computer Science Education Research

November 26th, 2013 / in Uncategorized / by Ann Drobnis

nsf_logo_new_transparentThe Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) in the Education and Human Resources (EHR) Directorate at the National Science Foundation (NSF) has released a new funding program called Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE).  It is a broader funding opportunity to support projects that address immediate challenges and opportunities facing undergraduate STEM (including Computing) education, as well as those that anticipate new structures and functions of the undergraduate STEM learning and teaching enterprise.

From the solicitation:

Recognizing that the preparation of a globally-competitive workforce, including future teachers, and a scientifically literate populace requires excellent STEM education, DUE supports the improvement of the undergraduate STEM education enterprise through funding research on design, development, and wide-spread implementation of effective STEM learning and teaching knowledge and practice, as well as foundational research on student learning. DUE supports projects that build on both fundamental research in undergraduate STEM education and prior research and development that provide theoretical and empirical justification for the proposed efforts. Proposals should describe projects that build on available evidence and theory, and that will generate evidence and build knowledge.

NSF has been hosting webinars on the new solicitation.  You can view the presentations and learn about future webinars here.

Other programs in DUE, such as Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM (TUES), STEM Talent Expansion Program (STEP), and Widening Implementation and Demonstration of Evidence-Based Reforms (WIDER) programs are currently not accepting proposals.


New Program at NSF includes Computer Science Education Research

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