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ERIC Number: ED396943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Activities in Support of Two-Year College Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education. Fiscal Year 1995 Highlights.
National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.
Two-year colleges support a great diversity of learning objectives including: courses of study that articulate with and transfer to four-year colleges and universities, technical education and other career-oriented programs, developmental education for students underprepared to begin college work, and additional course work for students who have baccalaureate and other advanced degrees but desire to change careers or seek professional advancement. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has demonstrated a strong interest in improving and strengthening science, mathematics, engineering, and technology programs by providing educational support to two-year colleges through leadership activities and leveraged program support. This document reports on NSF activities in support of two-year colleges including grants made directly to two-year colleges; collaborative efforts in which two-year colleges play a major role; support of curriculum materials and teacher activities that benefit students and faculty in two-year colleges as well as others in the academic community; and workshops, conferences, studies, and other special activities. This document contains information primarily about activities for two-year colleges through the Education and Human Resources Directorate; however, some information on Foundation-wide activities is given to set the report in a broader NSF context. (JRH)
Descriptors: Engineering, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Technology Education, Two Year Colleges
National Science Foundation, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.
Identifiers: National Science Foundation