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Join the CSU STEM Community Directory

The STEM Center at Colorado State University is pleased to announce their launch of a STEM Community Directory. Colorado State University has a large and thriving STEM education and engagement community. This is demonstrated by the numerous programs, initiatives, and events offered both on- and off-campus throughout the year. As a way to connect these...

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Need Help On the NSF CAREER Educational Component?

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently held a Fall 2020 Virtual Grants Conference. The virtual conference was designed to give new faculty, researchers and administrators key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF. Program officers from NSF provided current information about specific funding opportunities and answered attendee questions.  Of the sixteen presentations...

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Evaluating Broadening Participation in Broader Impacts Activities

(This is post 5 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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Ruoh-Nan Yan Awarded USDA Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Ruoh-Nan (Terry) Yan, Associate Professor in the department of Design and Merchandising, and her team for receiving a $466,052 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture for the Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grants Program.  The grant impacts student awareness of and appreciation for the ways that small business can maintain fiber,...

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Get Help Developing Your NSF-CAREER Proposal

The Research Acceleration Office and CSU Writes will once again be facilitating a program for those faculty interested in applying for the NSF CAREER. The program provides an introduction to the NSF CAREER, advice from previously funded faculty, and an opportunity to connect with educational and broader impacts partners. Additionally, the program includes an internal...

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Apply to the CSU Sustainability Fund

The CSU Sustainability Fund, sponsored by the President’s Sustainability Commission, was created to support sustainability efforts across Colorado State University. This year the fund is supporting single project proposals up to $10,000. One of the suggested topics for proposals include sustainability-related education and outreach efforts. Proposals received by November 18th, 2020 will be prioritized.  Proposal...

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Intro to Evaluation: What is it?

Here at the CSU STEM Center, we have been successfully creating and carrying out evaluation plans for over a decade. Our new series, Intro to Evaluation, sheds some light on what we do as evaluators. Have you heard something about evaluation but don’t know what it is? Do you need to evaluate your program and...

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Create or Join a Citizen Science Project With CitSci.org

Do you have a burning scientific question that you want to help answer? Does your community have an issue that they want to explore? Are you a teacher and/or parent hoping to engage students in the world of scientific discovery?  CitSci.org, a free online platform that provides tools and resources for anyone interested in creating...

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Incorporating Broadening Participation Into Broader Impacts

(This is post 4 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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Centering Equity in STEM: 2020 Virtual Noyce Summit

Centering Equity to Humanize the Process of Coming Back Together I have the fortune of being a part of the CSU Robert Noyce Scholarship program, which is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Noyce program encourages talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors to become teachers in high-needs school districts. Every year the...

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