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Partnership Building as a Broadening-Participation Strategy: Helping Researchers and Developers Bridge the Gaps in STEM Education

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2016
Short Description: 
This brief examines the continued underrepresentation of African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and women of all racial and ethnic backgrounds in STEM fields; explains the benefits of collaboration around broadening participation; and offers guidance on building partnerships as a strategy for bridging the gaps in STEM education.

Mind the Emotional Gap: The Impact of Emotional Costs on Student Learning Outcomes

Huang, K., Robinson, &, Cotten, S. R. (2015). Mind the Emotional Gap: The Impact of Emotional Costs on Student Learning Outcomes. In Laura Robinson , Shelia R. Cotten , Jeremy Schulz , Timothy M. Hale , Apryl Williams (ed.) Communication and Information Technologies Annual (Studies in Media and Communications, Volume 10) Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 121-144.

Author/Presenter: 
Kuo-Ting Huang
Laura Robinson
Shelia R. Cotten
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2015
Short Description: 
This paper makes a significant contribution to the growing field of digital inequality research by developing an operational definition of emotional costs. To examine this understudied aspect of digital inequalities, we build on Van Dijk’s concept of mental access. We define emotional costs as anxiety toward using information and communication technologies instigated by a lack of prior technology experience and limited computer access.

Threatened by Stereotype: An investigation of the effect of stereotype threat on female and minority students’ STEM learning in the context of a computer intervention

Huang, K., Cotten, S. R., & Ball, C. (2015). Threatened by Stereotype: An investigation of the effect of stereotype threat on female and minority students’ STEM learning in the context of a computer intervention. Proceedings of the iConference 2015.

Author/Presenter: 
Kuo-Ting Huang
Shelia R. Cotten
Christopher Ball
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2015
Short Description: 
To contribute to the growing field of STEM education, we examined the presence of stereotype threat for female and African American students during a large-scale computing intervention. Namely, this paper examines whether gender and race have an effect on students’ self-perceived technology efficacy, technology anxiety, STEM attitude, and college expectations. In total, 1,085 student survey responses were analyzed in order to better understand the effects of stereotype threat on females’ and minorities’ STEM learning. The results suggest that gender was a consistent determinant of STEM attitude and technology efficacy. Furthermore, race was found to be a predictor of technology anxiety. In regards to college expectations, gender and race were not predictors. Instead, STEM attitude and self-efficacy were found to be positively associated with students’ expectations to attend college.

2016 NSF CAREER Program Webinar Resources

We are currently experiencing issues with the recording of the Mar 15th  NSF CAREER Program Webinar. We are working with Adobe on resolving the issues and will post the recording as soon as we are able.

Visit our Early Career page for related resources, including a recording of the 2015 NSF CAREER Program Informational Webinar.

Meet the Presenters:

Author/Presenter: 
Michelle Cirillo
Karen King
Melissa Luna
Bill Zahner
Barbara Berns
Year: 
2016
Short Description: 
The 2016 NSF CAREER Program Informational Webinar was held Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 3:00 PM EST. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Hosted by CADRE, this webinar provided an informational overview of the program with perspectives from the NSF and PIs on active CAREER grants.

Analysis of the National Science Foundation’s Discovery Research K–12 ELL Projects

Background/Context: Educational and societal phenomena can converge to draw attention to a new focus, such as ELs and STEM, and then trigger new research interests. A funding program can play a critical role in shaping these new research interests by prioritizing specific research topics and designs or by requiring particular specializations of researchers.

Author/Presenter: 
Linda Caswell
Alina Martinez
Okhee Lee
Barbara Brauner Berns
Hilary Rhodes
Year: 
2016
Short Description: 
Educational and societal phenomena can converge to draw attention to a new focus, such as ELs and STEM, and then trigger new research interests. A funding program can play a critical role in shaping these new research interests by prioritizing specific research topics and designs or by requiring particular specializations of researchers. The study examined whether funding provided through the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Discovery Research K-12 (DR K-12) program has made a unique contribution to the research in the fields of science and mathematics education for ELs.

STEM Smart Brief: Teaching and Learning Under the Next Generation Science Standards

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2016
Short Description: 
This brief gives an overview—and by no means a comprehensive one—of several NGSS-aligned projects in the areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development.

Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) 16-1

The Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) is comprised of documents relating to the Foundation's proposal and award process. It has been designed for use by both our customer community and NSF staff and consists of two parts:

Author/Presenter: 
National Science Foundation
Lead Organization(s): 
Year: 
2015
Short Description: 
The Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) 16-1 is comprised of documents relating to the Foundation's proposal and award process. It consists of two parts: the NSF Grant Proposal Guide (GPG)and the NSF Award and Administration Guide(AAG). This document is effective as of January 25, 2016.
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