ERIC Number: ED370666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Activities in Support of Two-Year College Science, Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics Education, Fiscal Year 1993. Highlights.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.
This report describes the efforts of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and its Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) to provide educational support to two-year colleges to strengthen science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs through grants, collaborative efforts, and support for curriculum materials and teacher activities. Following introductory materials indicating that 124 awards totaling $7,576,998 were made in 1993 to programs in which two-year colleges were among the principal investigators, the report describes efforts of DUE, the focal point for NSF's activities with two-year colleges. This section indicates that DUE provides support to two-year colleges primarily through leadership activities and leveraged program support. Leadership activities described include the Advanced Technological Education Program to promote exemplary improvement in technical instruction and "Partners in Progress" workshops. Leveraged program support activities reviewed include instrumentation and laboratory improvement, undergraduate faculty enhancement, and course and curriculum development. Next, abstracts are provided of projects receiving DUE grant awards in the fields of atmospheric sciences, chemistry, computer science, engineering (including interdisciplinary, electrical, and metallurgy and materials), geography, geological sciences, life/biological sciences, mathematics, interdisciplinary, physics, and psychology. Each abstract includes the name of the institution, the amount awarded, the NSF division making the award, and a brief program description. (MAB)
Descriptors: College Science, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Engineering Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Grants, Mathematics Education, Program Descriptions, Science Course Improvement Projects, Science Education, Science Facilities, Technical Assistance, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.