NSF announces STEM + Computing K-12 Education Program

May 17th, 2018

Are you interested in bringing together STEM and computing inside and outside of the classroom? If so, you should learn more about the National Science Foundation’s STEM+C Program for the opportunity to receive funding. The deadline to submit proposals is July 2, 2018. Read the full program description and FAQs.

A synopsis from the NSF program page:

The STEM+C Program focuses on research and development of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to the integration of computing within STEM teaching and learning for preK-12 students in both formal and informal settings. The STEM+C Program supports research on how students learn to think computationally to solve interdisciplinary problems in science and mathematics. The program supports research and development that builds on evidence-based teacher preparation or professional development activities that enable teachers to provide excellent instruction on the integration of computation and STEM disciplines. Proposals should describe projects that are grounded in prior evidence and theory, are innovative or potentially transformative, and that will generate and build knowledge about the integration of computing and one or more STEM disciplines at the preK-12 level.

A proposal submitted to this program description should describe the integration of computing with one or more STEM disciplines. A proposal may focus on studies on the effects of integrating computational thinking with STEM disciplines or the challenges of implementing these potentially disruptive educational interventions. Proposed projects may develop models, assessments, and technological tools to support teaching and learning in this area as well as conduct research on these models, assessments, and tools.

Outcomes of projects should enable the Nation to have a future workforce with knowledge of computational thinking integrated with STEM disciplines, and students prepared and interested in careers in the skilled technical workforce or further education and science careers.

Proposals received by July 2, 2018 will be considered for possible funding in FY18. Proposals received after that date will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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