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Abstract Title: NSF Education Programs for Physics & Astronomy
Abstract: This workshop will focus on general guidance and specific suggestions aimed at increasing the number of high quality physics and astronomy education proposals submitted to NSF. The most important target for such proposals is the Division of Undergraduate Education's IUSE (Improving Undergraduate STEM Education) Program. We will provide a general overview of the program, the review process, an overview of the IUSE: EHR (Education and Human Resources Directorate) portfolio in physics and astronomy, and recommendations regarding working within the existing system for the maximum benefit of the physics and astronomy education community. We will also discuss recent developments in the S-STEM program. All S-STEM awards today are expected to be knowledge-generating and disseminate that knowledge to the broader STEM education community. This makes research projects possible in many areas including recruitment, retention, advising, and the efficacy of bridging programs, peer tutoring, and faculty mentoring for STEM majors. Information on other education programs in EHR (Noyce, ECR) and programs in other divisions (PHY, AST) will be briefly summarized as time allows. Pointers to numerous resources will be provided.
Abstract Type: Workshop

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Kevin Lee
National Science Foundation