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Title: 2009 NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Grantees Conference


1
2009 NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering
Grantees Conference
December 9, 2009
  • Wanda E. Ward, Ph.D.
  • Acting Assistant Director
  • Directorate for Education and Human Resources
    (EHR)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)

2
STEM Education Mission and Goals
Mission Enable Excellence in STEM Education to
Support the development of a diverse
well-prepared STEM workforce
Goals
To promote rigorous research and evaluation on
STEM education and the workforce
To prepare the next generation of STEM
professionals
To prepare the next generation of STEM
professionals
To increase technological, scientific and
quantitative literacy
To increase technological, scientific and
quantitative literacy
To broaden participation in STEM
3
Thematic Framework for Education Coordination
STEM Education Research, Policy, and Practice
Broadening Participation to Improve Workforce
Development
Furthering Public Understanding of Science
Advancing STEM Literacy
Enriching the Education of STEM Teachers
Fostering Cyberlearning to Enhance STEM Education
Promoting Learning Through Research Evaluation
4
EHRs Programs
Division of Graduate Education GRF GK-12 IGERT SM
P (new)
Division of Human Resources Development LSAMP
CREST TCUP AGEP ADVANCE GSE HBCU-UP RDE
EHR
Division of Undergraduate Education Noyce NSDL S
-STEM EASE SFS MSP ATE (CCE) CCLI STEP
Division of Research on Learning in Formal and
Informal Settings ISE ITEST DR-K12 REESE
5
Student Grades 7-12
Undergraduate and Graduate Education
Public Understanding
Minority Serving Institutions/ Underrepresented
Populations
6
Serving Students in Grades 7-12
http//www.nclt.us/
http//nanosense.org/index.html
7
Nanoscale Science and Engineering Programs
Undergraduate
  • CCLI-Bringing Nanotechnology into the classroom
    From a Doctoral Institution to four and two Year
    Colleges
  • Clarkson University and SUNY College at Old
    Westbury
  • NUE (in Engineering)-Teaching Nanosystems
    Engineering to Early College Students with Active
    Learning Experiences
  • Louisiana Tech University

Source http//www.latech.edu/coes/nanosystems-eng
ineering/
Source http//www.clarkson.edu/about/index.html
8
Nanoscale Science and Engineering Programs
Public Understanding
  • ISE-Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
    (NISE Net)
  • Museum of Science in Boston
  • Nanotechnology The Convergence of Science and
    Society
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting
  • ISE-Earth Sky Nanoscale Science and Engineering
    Radio Shows
  • Earth and Sky, Inc
  • ISE-Too Small to See
  • Cornell University
  • DragonflyTV GPS Investigating the Nanoworld
  • Twin Cities Public Television

Source http//www.nisenet.org/nanodays
Source http//www.toosmalltosee.org/
Source http//www.dftvpress.org/
9
Nanoscale Science and Engineering Programs
Education of Technicians
  • ATE (Advanced Technological Education) supports
  • Curriculum development
  • Professional development of college faculty and
    secondary teachers
  • Career pathways to 2-year colleges and from 2 to
    4-year colleges
  • Matriculation between 2-year and 4-year programs
    for K-12 teachers
  • ATE-Center for Nanotechnology Education and
    Utilization
  • Pennsylvania State University

Source http//www.cneu.psu.edu/default.htm
10
Nanoscale Science and Engineering Programs
Broadening Participation
  • Centers of Research Excellence in Science and
    Technology (CREST)
  • Tuskegee Universitys Center for Advanced
    Materials
  • Center for Nanomaterials Characterization Science
    and Processing Technology at Howard University
  • Center for Nanobiotechnology Research at Alabama
    State University
  • Louis Stokes Alliances of Minority Participation
    (LSAMP)
  • Historically Black Colleges and
    Universities-Research Infrastructure for Science
    and Engineering (HBCU-RISE)

Source http//www.alasu.edu/crest/default.aspx?id
2
Source http//ehrweb.aaas.org/HBCU/index.php
11
Nanoscale Science and Engineering Programs
Graduate Students
  • Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education
    (GK-12)
  • From Hectares to Nanometers GK-12
    Multidisciplinary Explorations of Functional
    Nanoscience and Tropical Ecosystems at the
    University of Puerto Rico
  • Integrative Graduate Education and Research
    Traineeship (IGERT)
  • Life Chip at University of California-Irvine

Source http//www.upr.edu/
12
2009 NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering
Grantees Dialogue
Discovery/Cutting- Edge Research and Practice
Partnerships
STEM Education for the Future Nanoscale SE
Bridging Formal and Informal
Public Engagement
13
  • Science is more essential for our prosperity,
    our security, our health, our environment, and
    our quality of life than it has ever been.
  • --- President Barack Obama
  • April 27, 2009

14
  • Science is more essential for our prosperity,
    our security, our health, our environment, and
    our quality of life than it has ever been.
  • --- President Barack Obama
  • April 27, 2009
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