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Doing Business As Name:Associated Universities, Inc.
  • Sue A Heatherly
  • (304) 456-2209
  • Karen L ONeil
Award Date:09/13/2021
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 62,374
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 62,374
  • FY 2021=$62,374
Start Date:09/15/2021
End Date:02/28/2022
Transaction Type:Grant
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.049
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:Best Practices in K-12 STEM Research Experiences
Federal Award ID Number:2138022
DUNS ID:074801689
Parent DUNS ID:078859701
Program Officer:
  • Hans Krimm
  • (703) 292-2761

Awardee Location

Street:1400 16TH ST NW STE 730
Awardee Cong. District:00

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:Green Bank Observatory
Street:155 Observatory Road
City:Green Bank
County:Green Bank
Cong. District:03

Abstract at Time of Award

The Green Bank Observatory will organize and host a community workshop on research experiences for high school students in disciplines supported by NSF’s Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS). The workshop is intended as a forum for sharing, gathering community input, and illuminating best practices in providing research experiences to high school students and organizing such research activities across universities, labs, and observatories. The input gathered from the workshop can be used to inform the NSF Mathematics and Physical Sciences Directorate in considering how best to support K-12 research activities through future targeted programs. It is often stated that solving the global challenges presented by the 21st century requires a United States workforce with training in STEM fields, and that the STEM workforce may be insufficient to fill that need. Education research literature in STEM suggests that engaging students early and often in authentic research experiences enhances STEM identity, STEM self-efficacy, and STEM career interest: three personal attributes that are linked to entry into and persistence on a STEM career pathway. Much of this literature is focused on college students, however. This workshop will convene people and organizations who have designed and implemented research experiences for high school students, and who will examine the role such experiences can play in the development of a student’s interest and STEM identity. This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.

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