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Informational Webinar: NSF IUSE Program and Pre-Service STEM Teacher Education (9/27/16)

The NSF Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) in collaboration with AAAS will offer an Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) webinar focusing on those interested in improving undergraduate education for pre-service STEM teachers.

The webinar will be on Tuesday, September 27 from 5 - 6:30 pm EDT. PowerPoint slides will be made available and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. A recorded version of the webinar will be posted later.

The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE), NSF Solicitation 15-585, supports proposals that are interested in improving undergraduate education, which includes PRE-SERVICE STEM EDUCATION. This solicitation states: "A well-prepared, innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce is crucial to the Nation's health and economy. Indeed, recent policy actions and reports have drawn attention to the opportunities and challenges inherent in increasing the number of highly qualified STEM graduates, including STEM teachers."

The IUSE Program supports "research-based and research-generating approaches to understanding STEM learning; to designing, testing, and studying curricular change; to wide dissemination and implementation of best practices; and to broadening participation of individuals and institutions in STEM fields." This webinar will focus on opportunities for funding in the EHR: IUSE program, specifically associated with aspects of undergraduate education related to STEM pre-service teacher preparation. The questions of the participants will assist in driving the richness of the discussion.

Kathleen Bergin & Sandra Richardson, NSF Program Officers in the IUSE program, will facilitate this webinar.

Registration Information: The link for registration (and subsequent attendance) for the IUSE webinar is

Please contact NSF Program Officers Kathleen Bergin ( or Sandra Richardson ( with questions about this webinar or IUSE teacher preparation proposal submissions.