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Participate in an NSF “IDEAS LAB” (generate research agendas and proposals)

The short link: IUSE IDEAS LAB: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14033/nsf14033.jsp

NSF’s education directorate has a funding opportunity called “Improving Undergraduate STEM Education” (IUSE).

The IUSE program description [PD 14-7513] http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504976 outlines a broad funding opportunity to support projects that address immediate challenges and opportunities facing undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education,
To generate research agendas and proposals for this, NSF is holding an… 

Ideas Lab:
Ideas labs are meetings that bring together researchers, educators and others in an “intensive, interactive and free-thinking environment, where participants immerse themselves in a collaborative dialog in order to construct bold and innovative approaches and develop research projects.” MOre often than not, these “Ideas Labs” produce new collaborations and research projects proposals that often go on to be funded. The Ideas Lab is patterned after the Ideas Factory process.
“to make new connections, which are frequently cross disciplinary, and also generate novel research projects coupled with real-time peer review.”
This NSF Ideas lab has several purposes, but the one most pertinent to this community is finding new ways, and develop research proposals, to infuse computational thinking, literacy and competency into the core curriculum for undergraduate education.
Individuals apply to the Ideas lab, it’s a 2 page proposal and is DUE FEBRUARY 4 (Next Tuesday). Funding is provided for the trip. These ideas labs are excellent ways to meet and discuss genomics, biology and education, build new collaborations and to develop new research proposals.
The letter and more information (read the link):
A Dear Colleague Letter on the topic of ³Preparing Applications to
Participate in Phase I Ideas Labs on Undergraduate STEM Education² [NSF
14-033] has been posted on the NSF web site.
If you have any questions, you can ask here or by email (wlathe AT openhelix.com ). I am _not_ a project officer at NSF and don’t have all the answers, but I can direct you to the places you might find answers.
PLEASE feel free to disseminate!