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Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)

Type: Federal
Source: National Science Foundation
Program: Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)
Eligibility: The categories of proposers eligible to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation are identified in the Grant Proposal Guide, Chapter I, Section E.

Partnerships with K-12 schools, two- and four-year colleges, universities, informal science education institutions, government laboratories, and /or community-based organizations are encouraged along with business and industry partners that support and inform and cultivate students' career awareness and interests. These partnerships can provide opportunities for career exploration and mentoring, interactions with technology and STEM professionals, and workplace applications of technology skills. Projects that expand and extend our notions of learning environments and where learning STEM and STEM cognate skills are taking place are also encouraged.
Purpose: The Innovative Technology Experiences For Students And Teachers (ITEST) Program Supports Projects That Build Understandings Of Best Practice Factors, Contexts And Processes Contributing To Students' Motivation, Participation, Enhanced Interest In And Capabilities To Successfully Pursue STEM And/or STEM Cognate (e.g., Information And Communications Technology (ICT), Computing, Computer Sciences, Data Analytics, Among Others) Domain Intensive Education Programs And Careers. ITEST Seeks To Ensure A High-quality STEM Workforce That Can Meet U.S. Technology Needs By Supporting Projects That: (1) Increase Students' Awareness Of STEM And Cognate Careers; (2) Motivate Students To Pursue Appropriate Education Pathways For STEM And Cognate Careers; And/or (3)provide Students With Technology-rich Experiences That Develop Disciplinary-based Knowledge And Practices, And Non-cognitive Skills (e.g., Critical Thinking And Communication Skills) Needed For Entering STEM Workforce Sectors. ITEST Is Funded By H-1B Visa Revenues In Direct Response To Current Concerns About Effectively Responding To Extant And Emerging Areas Requiring Specialists At All Levels And In All Fields Of Science, Technology, Engineering, And Mathematics (STEM), Including Cognate Domains.
Deadline: 02-11-2014
Award Min: $1,200,000.00
Award Max: $2,000,000.00
Quantity: 20 - 30
Period: 3-5 years.
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Address questions to, telephone: (703) 292-8628, email: DRLITEST@nsf.gov

David B. Campbell, telephone: (703) 292-5093, email: dcampbel@nsf.gov

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