NSF Awards Grant for New Project Titled “Problem-Based Learning (PBL) for Sustainable Technology: Increasing the STEM Pipeline”

Are you and your STEM students interested in Sustainable Technology?

Are you looking for STEM problem-based learning instructional materials?

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) has been awarded a three-year $900,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for a new project titled Problem Based-Learning (PBL) for Sustainable Technology: Increasing the STEM Pipeline. Funding is provided through the NSF’s Advanced Technological Education  program to improve science, technology, engineering and math education to help America develop sustainable technologies.

Your participation in the STEM PBL will include:

Ø Introduction to STEM PBL two-day professional development on-site workshop during summer 2010.

Ø Fifteen-week professional development Introduction to STEM PBL distance-learning course. The course will be divided into three five-week sessions during academic year 2010-2011.

Ø Field-testing of two or more STEM PBL Challenges between fall 2010 and spring 2012. A $500 stipend per Challenge (up to $1000) will be paid upon submission of implementation reports.

Ø CEU and/or graduate college credit for a fee for successfully completing the distance-learning course.

Ø Capstone Showcase workshop during academic year 2011-2112.

NEBHE is recruiting secondary and postsecondary STEM educators to participate in the professional development programs as well as businesses and researchers to collaborate in development of the STEM PBL Challenges. Projects slots are limited so apply as soon as possible. The application deadline is November 16, 2009. For further information, contact Principal Investigator Fenna Hanes at fhanes@nebhe.org <mailto:fhanes@nebhe.org>  or at 617-357-9620 x129 and visit our website at www.stempbl.org <http://www.stempbl.org> .