Limited Submission: Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements and Sites

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From the Desk of Michael Scott, AVP for Research, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, SF State research.sfsu.edu

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements and Sites July 13, 2017

 

SF State Limited Submission Guidelines

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Source: Federal

Title of Funding Opportunity: Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements and Sites
 

Link to program announcement

Deadlines:

To AVP, ORSP for review and approval: Aug 8, 2017

AVP, ORSP decision: Aug 11, 2017

If accepted, ORSP 7-business day deadline for internal approvals: Sep 29, 2017

Full Proposal Deadline: Oct 10, 2017

Required materials for ORSP submission:

  1. Summary no longer than three pages in length
  2. All on- and off-campus collaborations
  3. Publications or other indicators of productivity in the past 3 years relevant to this FOA

Program officer contact information
(it is highly recommended that you contact this person early in the process)

Synopsis of offering:

NSF's Directorate for Engineering (ENG) and the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) have joined to support the Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science program. This program supports active long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Computer and Information Science, and Mathematics (STEM) in-service and pre-service teachers, full-time community college faculty, and university faculty and students to enhance the scientific disciplinary knowledge and capacity of the STEM teachers and/or community college faculty through participation in authentic summer research experiences with engineering and computer science faculty researchers. The research projects and experiences all revolve around a focused research area related to engineering and/or computer science that will provide a common cohort experience to the participating educators. The K-12 STEM teachers and/or full-time community college faculty also translate their research experiences and new scientific knowledge into their classroom activities and curricula. The university team will include faculty, graduate and undergraduate students as well as industrial advisors. Involvement of graduate students in support of academic-year classroom activities is particularly encouraged. Partnerships with inner city, rural or other high needs schools are especially encouraged, as is participation by underrepresented minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

As part of the long-term partnership arrangements, university undergraduate/graduate students will partner with pre-college/community college faculty in their classrooms during the academic year to support the integration of the RET curricular materials into classroom activities.

This announcement features two mechanisms for support of in-service and pre-service K-12 STEM teachers and full-time community college faculty: (1) RET supplements to ongoing ENG and CISE awards and (2) new RET Site awards. RET supplements may be included outside this solicitation in proposals for new or renewed ENG and CISE grants or as supplements to ongoing ENG- and CISE-funded projects. RET in Engineering and Computer Science Sites, through this solicitation, are based on independent proposals from engineering and/or computer and/or information science departments, schools or colleges to initiate and conduct research participation projects for K-12 STEM teachers and/or full-time community college faculty.

Eligibility as stated by sponsor

Keywords: K-12 Science, K-12 STEM teachers,Technology, Engineering, Computer and Information Science, and Mathematics (STEM)

Questions about this limited submission opportunity:

For CoSE PIs: Uschi Simonis, Assistant Dean for Research (CoSE), uschi@sfsu.edu
All other units:  Michael Scott, AVP for Research, ORSP, mjscott@sfsu.edu

 

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