NSF Graduate Fellowships Now Recognize STEM Education as Valid Research Field


” In 2000, the National Science Foundation began funding graduate students who also wanted to help out elementary and secondary school teachers in the classroom. A novel idea at the time, the NSF Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education Program is now an established part of the foundation’s $900 million portfolio aimed at raising the quality of U.S. math and science education. But it’s taken a decade for NSF officials to formally acknowledge that improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is a legitimate research activity for a graduate student. ”

in ScienceInsider


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