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Facilitating Classroom Innovation in the Geosciences Through the NSF Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (TUES) Program

Description: To raise awareness about the Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (TUES) program and increase both the quality and quantity of proposals submitted by geoscientists to the program, a proposal writing retreat is being held at the University of South Florida. The TUES program seeks to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for all undergraduate students. Activities supported by the TUES program include the creation, adaptation, and dissemination of learning materials and teaching strategies, development of faculty expertise, implementation of educational innovations, and research on STEM teaching and learning. The TUES program especially encourages projects that have the potential to transform undergraduate STEM education and active dissemination and building a community of users are critical components of TUES projects.

Notifications will be made after February 1, 2013
Note: Once notified of acceptance, participants will be required to complete:

  • form signed by their department/program chair and sponsored program representative confirming approval to submit a TUES proposal for the May 2013 deadline
  • template that outlines sections of the TUES proposal (this is your initial working draft to be shared with workshop facilitators)

Tentative Agenda: TBA
Workshop starts: 6:00 p.m. Thursday, March 14
Workshop ends: 1:00 p.m. Sunday, March 17
Note: If accepted, do not plan your departure from Tampa any earlier than 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17th. Free shuttles will be departing from hotel starting at 1:30 p.m.
* All major and some minor airlines serve Tampa with good direct and connecting flights.

Eligibility Requirements:
Open to all geoscience faculty eligible to submit grant proposals to NSF. If unsure, check with your sponsored program office prior to completing an application. Preference will be given to tenured and tenure-track faculty from geosciences/geography departments. Applications may be submitted by individual faculty or teams of faculty. For teams of faculty, costs for only one member can be supported by this project. Note: Additional funding is available for faculty from two-year colleges and minority-serving institutions. Please contact Jill Singer and/or Jeff Ryan directly regarding additional support. IMPORTANT! Participants attending the workshop are expected to submit a Type 1 TUES proposal for the upcoming May 2013 deadline.