Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Site
The Research Office, Incentive Programs is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation (NSF) - Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Site Program.
Research Office Letter of Intent submission deadline:
Monday, August 20, 2012 by 5:00 PM
The Directorate for Engineering (ENG) and the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science program supports the active involvement of K-12 science, technology, engineering, computer and information science and mathematics (STEM) teachers and community college faculty in engineering and computer science research in order to bring knowledge of engineering, computer science, and technological innovation into their classrooms. The goal is to help build long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 STEM teachers, community college faculty, and the NSF university research community by involving the teachers and community college faculty in engineering and computer science research and helping them translate their research experiences and new knowledge into classroom activities. Partnerships with inner city schools or other high needs schools are especially encouraged, as is participation by underrepresented minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. RET in Engineering and Computer Science Sites are based on independent proposals from engineering or computer and information science departments, schools or colleges to initiate and conduct research participation projects for a number of K-12 STEM teachers and/or community college faculty.
Limit Summary: Three site proposals may be submitted per institution.
In an effort to provide the highest level of excellence and viability for funding a review process will be put in place if more than three proposals are submitted. The finalists will be asked to represent Oregon State University and to submit their proposals to the NSF-RET program by the October 1, 2012 deadline.
Information: Debbie Delmore at email@example.com or (541) 737-8390
Guidance for preparation of Letters of Intent to the Research Office (limit 3 pages):
- Title of Project
- NSF Program Title
- PI / Co-PI(s), Department and College
- Type of proposal (RET Site)
- Project Description
- Objectives of the proposed RET Site
- Nature of Teacher and/or Community College Faculty activities
- Participant Recruitment and Selection Plan
- Intellectual focus
- Follow-up Plan
- Detailed budget being requested from NSF (limit one page)
- Standard NSF style biosketch for PI (limit two pages)
- Letters of Intent are limited to six pages (including budget and biosketch, single spaced, 12 pt. font)
- Submit electronically as a MS Word or PDF document to: firstname.lastname@example.org