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Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)

The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and...

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Water in the West Symposium

The third annual Symposium will be hosted virtually this year on November 18 and 19, and will continue to bring together diverse stakeholders in water to network, share best practices, and work toward solutions to water-related issues in the region and beyond. The event has been held in Denver the past two years and will...

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CERES Seed Fund

The agricultural industry has experienced significant loss and economic consequences from infectious disease outbreaks in animals and plants caused by a variety of pathogens. Although preparedness, detection and response to infectious disease outbreaks have improved, significant gaps still remain. To address these gaps, the Coalition for Epi Response, Engagement, and Science (CERES) consortium of land-grant...

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Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program)

The Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program) seeks to enhance the quality of undergraduate STEM education at HSIs and to increase retention and graduation rates of undergraduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at HSIs. In addition, the HSI Program seeks to build capacity in undergraduate STEM education at...

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AERA Grants Program

The AERA Grants Program supports highly competitive studies using rigorous quantitative methods to examine large-scale, education-related data. This research program is designed to advance knowledge and build research capacity in education and STEM education and learning. The Grant Program encourages proposals across the life span and contexts of education and learning of relevance to STEM...

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The CSU Bug Zoo

The CSU Bug Zoo strives to bring a deeper appreciation for arthropods through hands-on learning opportunities with live insects, enthusiastic volunteers, and continuing involvement in the Fort Collins community. It is home to over 30 different species of arachnids, insects, and other arthropods. We are open to the public for tours, and would love to...

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Muscles Alive!

Muscles Alive! is a professor led neuroscience education outreach program for 4th grade and beyond that used experiential, immersive demonstrations and activities to teach how the brain, nerves, and muscles interact. We used inexpensive, portable, smartphone-based equipment to show live signals from the muscles, measure body movements, and produce captivating proprioceptive illusions.

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CIRA Outreach and Education

We provide formal and informal educational opportunities regarding satellite remote sensing, severe weather, and atmospheric science topics for K-12, undergraduate, teacher, and citizen scientist audiences while providing media and PR pieces related to CIRA and NOAA/NASA research. Our programs are tailored by audience (e.g., direct work with students, PD for teachers, lectures and tours for...

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100 Views of Climate Change, website

This website collects & annotates high quality accessible articles, websites, and other resources that cover a wide range of aspects of the topic: the physical & natural sciences, effects on humans, responses from ethics, religion, and the arts, and more.

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Little Shop of Physics

The Little Shop of Physics is a traveling hands-on science education outreach program at Colorado State University that presents school programs and teacher workshops in Colorado, neighboring states, and around the world. The Little Shop team makes science accessible to all students by building experiment stations from everyday objects that actively engage students in learning...

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