ERIC Number: ED395637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb-16
Reference Count: N/A
National Science Foundation Activities in Support of Two-Year College Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education. Fiscal Year 1995 Highlights.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.
From 1993 to 1995, the National Science Foundation (NSF) support for two-year colleges increased from about $7.6 million to $35.1 million. This report describes NSF activities in support of two-year college science, mathematics, engineering, and technology education for fiscal year (FY) 1995. Following an introduction and overview, including tables showing the levels of two-year college support by NSF division for 1993 to 1995, the first section provides information on leadership and outreach activities undertaken by the Education and Human Resources (EHR) division, including workshops related to environmental technician education and ethics and biotechnology, a community college day and President's meeting at the NSF, preparation of a guide to coalition building, a survey of two-year college technical education, and related conferences and publications. The second section describes leveraged program support by divisions of EHR, including the Division of Undergraduate Education's support for advanced technological education (ATE), instrumentation and laboratory improvement, undergraduate faculty enhancement, and curriculum development; the Elementary, Secondary, and Informal Education Division's support of ATE, teacher development, and young scholars; and the Human Resource Development Division's support for the Alliances for Minority Participation and other projects. The final section reviews leveraged program support by the Research Directorates, focusing on the NSFNET and Network Infrastructure Program and a technology reinvestment program. Appendixes include recommendations from the Presidents' meeting, a list of two-year college awards by state for 1994-95, and a map of 1994-95 award recipients. Contains 12 detailed tables. (TGI)
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.