The goal of the STEM Center Teaching Enhancement Grants is to incentivize Faculty and Staff of the College of Science and Engineering Technology to improve their courses and related instructional activities, particularly for introductory courses taken by STEM majors. For Spring 2023 implementation, proposals are solicited in three programs:
STEM Course Enhancement:
These awards will support enhancements to positively impact student engagement and build learning communities within introductory STEM Courses. Successful proposals will focus on increasing student engagement in an introductory (1- or 2000 level) STEM Course.
Active Learning Space:
These awards will support projects that directly utilize the available active learning rooms in Farrington 213 and 217 (28 maximum capacity in each room) to innovate their teaching practices in any STEM course offering. Awarded projects will be assigned to one or both F213 and F217 for implementing active learning pedagogy.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning:
These awards will support educational research projects being conducted within STEM courses by the COSET faculty.
2023 Mini Grants Timeline:
Proposal Due Date: December 1, 2022
Announcement of Awards: December 16, 2022
Implementation Period: Spring 2023
Final Report due: July 3, 2023
Any member of the CoSET faculty or staff engaged in teaching a STEM course may apply. Applicants are allowed to submit proposals for multiple grants.
Proposals will be funded up to a maximum of $2,000, of which at most $1,500 can be requested for faculty stipends. In the implementation phase, awardees will carry out the proposal plans and meet occasionally with the STEM Center leadership and other grant recipients. Note that stipend funds will not be released until after the final report of the project is received and approved.
Current Mini-Grants: 2023
“Partial support for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation's Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) program under Award No. 1725674. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.”