Dear Colleague Letter: NSF Accepting Recommendations to the STEM Education Advisory Panel

November 17th, 2017

On October 18, 2017, the National Science Foundation (NSF), along with the Department of Education (ED), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) jointly established the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Advisory Panel.

This panel was formed in response to the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (AICA), which charges the Panel with the responsibility of advising the National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education (CoSTEM), assessing CoSTEM’s progress in carrying out responsibilities related to the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act, and helping to identify need or opportunity to update the Federal STEM Education 5-Year Strategic Plan.

With the Panel formally established, we can now focus on identifying and appointing members who could potentially play a pivotal role guiding our nation’s Federal STEM education efforts. As such, NSF, ED, NASA, and NOAA are currently requesting recommendations for membership. We welcome recommendations for highly qualified individuals to serve on the Panel. For more information on the recommendation process, please visit

We ask that recommendations be submitted by the target date, November 30, 2017.

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