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Broadening Participation Best Practices

(This is post 3 of 5 in the Broadening Participation and Broader Impacts Series) The terms broadening participation and broader impacts has been used extensively in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, especially within STEM funding solicitations and proposals. Although used interchangeably at times, these two terms have their own unique history and definitions....

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New CSU study looks at how teachers are adapting to COVID-19 disruptions

Laura Sample McMeeking, Director of the STEM Center, is part of a team of researchers, led by Meena Balgopal (Associate Professor, Biology) to study how novice STEM teachers are responding to the COVID-19 outbreak. Additional support was provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on a current NSF grant aimed at preparing science and math...

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CoCoRaHS: A Hands-On Educational Resource For Home and School

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow (CoCoRaHS) is a unique, non-profit, community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow). Developed in 1998 by the then Colorado State Climatologist Nolan Doesken and the Colorado Climate Center at Colorado State University, the network now...

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Julie Sexton Awarded NSF Grant

Congratulations to Julie Sexton for receiving a $202,545 grant from the National Science Foundation for Math Skills and Affective Domain Interventions to Improve Success for Female Students in Geoscience Classes. The grant impacts female undergraduate students in geosciences classes at University of Northern Colorado. The grant lasts from October 1, 2019 until September 30, 2021....

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A History of the Broader Impacts Criterion Within the National Science Foundation

This is post 2 of 5 in the Broadening Participation and Broader Impacts Series The terms broadening participation and broader impacts has been used extensively in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, especially within STEM funding solicitations and proposals. Although used interchangeably at times, these two terms have their own unique history and definitions....

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A History of Broadening Participation Within the National Science Foundation

This is post 1 of 5 in the Broadening Participation and Broader Impacts Series The terms broadening participation and broader impacts have been used extensively in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, especially within STEM funding solicitations and proposals. Although used interchangeably at times, these two terms have their own unique history and definitions....

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Tim Covino Awarded NSF-CAREER Grant

Congratulations to Tim Covino for receiving a $423,487.00 grant from the National Science Foundation – Division of Earth Sciences for CAREER: From the forest to the stream: Exploring forest land cover controls on dissolved organic matter character and aquatic ecosystem respiration in headwater streams.  The grant impacts the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory within the Warner College...

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STEM Center is proud to continue their work with the Alliance Partnership

The STEM Center at Colorado State University is again serving as the independent evaluator for the education and outreach activities of the Alliance Partnership Summer Institutes‘ STEM programs. Our evaluation serves two purposes: (1) provide feedback for interactive development and refinement of the educational activities, and (2) provide results to gauge the success of the...

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Attend a Class on How to Create Science Videos With Your Smartphone

SciFund Challenge and the Long Term Ecological Research Network are teaming up to offer another outreach training class for scientists! This one is all about learning to make short videos! Do you want to learn how to tell the public about your science through video? Do you want to have the skills to put together compelling short...

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Students Test Ecology Concepts With NEON Data

It’s one thing to read about ecological concepts in a textbook. It’s another to see them revealed by real-world data. Students in Paul Venturelli’s class at Ball State University recently explored key ecological concepts using data from the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) program. Paul, an Assistant Professor in the Ball State University Department of...

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