Funding of Biotechnology Workforce  Education by the National Science Foundation  Linnea Fletcher Ph.D.
Programs at NSF That Fund Workforce Development <ul><li>Advanced Technology Education (ATE)- primarily 2-year colleges are...
New solicitation! Promotes improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and th...
ATE Solicitation <ul><li>Track 1:  ATE Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty and Program Development, Teacher Preparation </l...
<ul><li>Track 2: Centers (regional, national, and resource)  www.atecenters.org   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Size and Scope </l...
<ul><li>Targeted Research in Education and Economic Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A good starting point is EVALUATE </...
Examples of What Was Funded in 2009
April 28 – 30, 2008  Scottsdale, Az In 2008, NSF provided $16.3 million in support of biotechnology programs through its A...
 
<ul><li>Excellent STEM education for ALL undergraduate students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation and Adaptation of curriculu...
For 2-year, 4-year, and graduate programs in STEM
Check DUE Site for MORE Programs <ul><li>Interdisciplinary Training for Undergraduates in Biological and Mathematical Scie...
Other Divisions <ul><li>Division of Informal and Formal Learning </li></ul><ul><li>(DRL) </li></ul><ul><li>ITEST </li></ul...
Inquiry-based Marine Biotechnology and Bioinformatics for Teachers and Students
Division of Graduate Education (DGE) Frequently asked questions including how this is different  From the Professional Sci...
Partnerships Across the Federal Government and Other Entities <ul><li>Department of Labor </li></ul><ul><li>Department of ...
 
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  1. 1. Funding of Biotechnology Workforce Education by the National Science Foundation Linnea Fletcher Ph.D.
  2. 2. Programs at NSF That Fund Workforce Development <ul><li>Advanced Technology Education (ATE)- primarily 2-year colleges are the lead institutions on these proposals but other entities can be if the need is well-justified </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Penn State is the lead institution for the Nanotechnology Center Grant </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. New solicitation! Promotes improvement in the education of science and engineering technicians at the undergraduate and the secondary school levels; may affect specialized technology courses or core science, mathematics, and technology courses that serve as immediate requisites or co-requisites for the specialized courses. Activities may have a national or a regional focus, but not a purely local one. Recognizes students as life –long learners Provide students with 21 st century skills ( www.21stcenturyskills.org ) Needs to be sustainable
  4. 4. ATE Solicitation <ul><li>Track 1: ATE Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty and Program Development, Teacher Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>New opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business and Entrepreneurial Skills for Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership Capacity Building for Faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small Institutions New (in the last 10 years) to ATE Increased to $200,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conferences and Workshops up to $250,000 (anytime but need 10 month lead time) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ATE Central –provides information on what events are happening across projects and centers and helps PIs with the tagging and distribution of information </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Track 2: Centers (regional, national, and resource) www.atecenters.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Size and Scope </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National or regional systemic reform, broad outreach, community-building, and leadership development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Realistic plan for achieving sustainability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Development and maintenance of resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mentoring of new PIs or potential PIs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Specific strategies for recruiting, retaining and placing students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mechanisms for counting and tracking students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Targeted Research in Education and Economic Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A good starting point is EVALUATE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Center Grant in Evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.evalu-ate.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.edu/evalctr/ate </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Examples of What Was Funded in 2009
  8. 8. April 28 – 30, 2008 Scottsdale, Az In 2008, NSF provided $16.3 million in support of biotechnology programs through its Advanced Technology Program
  9. 10. <ul><li>Excellent STEM education for ALL undergraduate students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation and Adaptation of curriculum that embody what we know about how students learn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports faculty development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wide dissemination and ADOPTION </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Type 1, 2, 3 and Centers </li></ul>
  10. 11. For 2-year, 4-year, and graduate programs in STEM
  11. 12. Check DUE Site for MORE Programs <ul><li>Interdisciplinary Training for Undergraduates in Biological and Mathematical Sciences (UBM) </li></ul><ul><li>Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Research Coordination Networks in Biological Sciences (RCN) </li></ul><ul><li>Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) </li></ul>
  12. 13. Other Divisions <ul><li>Division of Informal and Formal Learning </li></ul><ul><li>(DRL) </li></ul><ul><li>ITEST </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shortage of technology workers in the US </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide school-age children and teachers with science, technology, engineering, and math experiences in a career context </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Inquiry-based Marine Biotechnology and Bioinformatics for Teachers and Students
  14. 15. Division of Graduate Education (DGE) Frequently asked questions including how this is different From the Professional Science Master’s Program Requires a research component CHECK EHR Site, the Research Director Sites and the NSF Programs that Cross Cut Divisions
  15. 16. Partnerships Across the Federal Government and Other Entities <ul><li>Department of Labor </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Energy </li></ul><ul><li>US Department of Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>BIO </li></ul><ul><li>Vision and Change Meeting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Institute of Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Societies </li></ul></ul>
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