Early Career

CADRE Tips for Mentoring Early Career STEM Education Researchers and Developers

View additional resources by visiting CADRE's Spotlight on Mentoring: http://cadrek12.org/spotlight/mentoring

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CADRE
Year: 
2015
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CADRE Tips for Mentoring Early Career STEM Education Researchers and Developers provides guidelines that may help new mentors and mentees establish an effective and productive relationship.

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Tool

Mentoring for the Postdoctoral/Early Career Researcher: Key Elements and Broader Impacts

Since 2009, the NSF has required that all grant applicants requesting funding to support postdoc researchers submit

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2015
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This CADRE brief looks at the key elements and broader impacts of mentoring a postdoctoral/early career researcher.

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Mentoring Plan Examples

Visit the Mentoring Spotlight for more resources at http://cadrek12.org/spotlight/mentoring.

Author/Presenter: 
CADRE
Year: 
2015
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Three example mentoring plans from DR K-12 projects plus a mentee's feedback and evaluation of one mentorship. These resources are also featured in the Spotlight on Mentoring.

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Tool

2015 Informational Webinar on the NSF CAREER Program Resources

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.

Author/Presenter: 
Alicia Alonzo
Tina Grotzer
Karen King
Gloriana González Rivera
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Year: 
2015
Short Description: 

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.

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Presentation

Early Career Researchers and Developers in the DR K–12 Program: Needs, Supports, and Recommendations

The future strength of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) K-12 education research and development efforts depends in part on the development of promising early career researchers and developers—including doctoral students, post-docs, and first time principal investigators (PIs)—who can grow into R&D leaders and form an impactful R&D workforce.  Unfortunately, there is little written on the needs and supports related to early career professional growth in the NSF’s Discovery Research K-12 program (DR K-12).  Early career researchers and developers in the program have not been as

Author/Presenter: 
Derek Riley
Alisha Butler
Year: 
2014
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The future strength of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) K-12 education research and development efforts depends in part on the development of promising early career researchers and developers—including doctoral students, post-docs, and first time principal investigators (PIs)—who can grow into R&D leaders and form an impactful R&D workforce. This brief promotes deliberation on how to improve support and guidance for early career researchers and developers in the DR K-12 program, as well as in the broader field of STEM education R&D.

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