Tue, Sep 12|
Rockville Science Center
Science Tuesday: Intro to the National Science Foundation
Join us on Zoom for an overview of the NSF and learn about the Directorate for STEM Education
Time & Location
Sep 12, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Rockville Science Center, 36C Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
About the event
"Introduction to the National Science Foundation: A Journey Through Innovation, Education, and Discovery"
With Dr. Alicia Santiago, Dr. Leilah Lyons, & Dr. Robert Russell
All are welcome to join us on Zoom to learn about the National Science Foundation's mission. The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports science and engineering in all 50 states and U.S. territories. In this talk, we will provide an overview of the NSF and more details on the Directorate for STEM Education (EDU). EDU supports STEM education at all educational levels in a variety of settings. The directorate funds cutting-edge research and evaluation projects across all STEM disciplines and STEM projects — through scholarships, fellowships, centers, alliances, networks, curriculum development and institutional capacity building. It also invests in activities aimed to improve knowledge of accessibility, integration, and adaptability in STEM education and beyond — ensuring that STEM education and career opportunities are accessible, inclusive, and equitable for all Americans, including women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
Dr. Alicia Santiago is a program director at the National Science Foundation in the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL) in the Directorate for STEM Education. She oversees a diverse array of awards within the AISL, ITEST and NSF INCLUDES programs.
Dr. Leilah Lyons is an NSF program director in the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL), where she manages a diverse portfolio of awards involving educational technology and artificial intelligence.
Dr. Robert Russell is a program director in the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL). He is a developmental psychologist and currently serves as a Program Officer in the Division of Research on Learning. (ITEST) programs.