Postdoctoral Fellowships in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology
Education. A program aimed at recent (in the last ~3 years) Ph.D. recipients
with two major goals: to prepare Ph.D.s for leadership roles in science
education and to provide them with an opportunity to obtain expertise in
one area of science education research.
Education Partnership Award. Sponsored by the NIH's National
Center for Research Resource, this program "encourages active biomedical
and/or behavioral scientists to work as partners with educators, media experts,
community leaders and other interested organizations on projects to improve
the student (K-12) and the public understanding of the health sciences."
Eligibility requirements were unclear to me. Who can apply for these grants--postdocs,
staff scientists, professors?
Grants for Science Education.
Grants available for projects at the pre-college, undergraduate, and graduate
levels. Sponsored by Howard Hughes Medical
Division of Undergraduate Education. Funds such projects as "creating
a course or curriculum, improving a laboratory by teaching new concepts
directly, teaching new material to undergraduate faculty, or preparing future
technicians or K-12 teachers in a more effective way. "
These links don't have job information per se, but will help
acquaint you with what is going on in the world of science education.
Beyond BIO 101: The Transformation
of Undergraduate Biology Education. A report from the Howard Hughes
Biology. University of Oregon project whose goal if to improve biology
teaching for non-biology majors. Includes description of their innovative
course for non-majors, which aims to "help students make informed,
critical decisions, about important biological issues, that are consistent
with their values." Several course activities are presented in detail.
BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium.
Founded in 1986, BioQUEST is a consortium of biologists, educators, science
education researchers, and computer scientists. The consortium seeks "to
promote curriculum innovation by serving a national role as a networking
resource for individuals to share, distribute, and enhance cooperation among
on-going and future biology education development projects" and "actively
supports an extended network of educators interested in the reform of undergraduate
Changes in the Undergraduate Chemistry Curriculum. NSF-sponsored initiative.
Funded programs include Workshop
Chemistry, ChemLinks, ModularChem,
Molecular Science, and Establishing New Traditions.
Coalition for Education in the Life
Sciences. "A national coalition of professional societies in the
biological sciences that have joined together in an effort to improve undergraduate
education in the life sciences."
Association for Biology Laboratory
Society for College
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