ECR: Past, Present, and Future

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The National Science Foundation’s Directorate for STEM Education (EDU) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the EDU Core Research (formerly EHR Core Research) program. 

Please save this date and plan to join us on Tuesday, March 7, 3-4 pm (Eastern) to kick-off the year-long celebration. EDU is delighted to welcome back former Assistant Directors Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy and Dr. Karen Marrongelle to join Dr. Moore for a look at ECR: Past, Present, and Future. Our AD panel will share their perspectives on the origins, growth, and future of this important program.

  • Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy headed EDU when the ECR program launched. She is currently president of the University of Maine and its regional campus, the University of Maine at Machias, and vice chancellor for research and innovation for the University of Maine System.
  • Dr. Karen Marrongelle, now NSF’s chief operating officer, oversaw an important period in the growth of the program during her tenure as EDU AD.
  • Dr. James Moore III is leading EDU’s fundamental research program into the future, in consultation with the ECR Steering Group competition leads (Eric Knuth for ECR:Core, Dawn Rickey for ECR:BCSER, and John Jackman for ECR:PEER).

Dr. Gregg Solomon, Program Director in EDU’s Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings, will moderate the discussion.

This virtual-only event will be open to the public. To attend, you will need to register using the following link: