|When:||Friday, October 19, 2012, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Join us for coffee beginning at 10:00 a.m.
|Where:||Seminar Conference Room, 10100 Burnet Road, Bldg 196-ROC, Austin, Texas 78758|
|Host:||Kathy Ellins, UTIG|
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The Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) provides funding support through several programs to improve public understanding of Earth system science and to prepare the geoscience workforce of the future. Recent reports and guidance from the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), among others, have identified priorities for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education that are leading to significant programmatic changes across the National Science Foundation. Among these priorities are renewed focus on undergraduate STEM education and retention, preparation of qualified STEM teachers, broadening participation of underrepresented minorities in STEM fields, and scaling-up of evidence-based best practices for STEM education. The Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) is reviewing its portfolio of grant programs to ensure that the most relevant priorities are being addressed and to make sure that GEO's programs are well-aligned with activities being supported through the Directorate for Education and Human Resources. This informal presentation will highlight some of the recent changes being made or under consideration at NSF and invite community discussion about other needs related to geoscience education and diversity.