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NSF Convergence Research – Due May 8

Growing Convergence Research (GCR) invite proposals for multi-disciplinary team research that crosses directorate or division boundaries and is currently not supported by NSF programs, initiatives and research-focused Big Ideas. See the solicitation. Proposals due May 8, 2019.

NSF DCL on Women in STEM Workforce – Due April 15

NSF DCL: Supporting the Re-Entry of Women and Women Veterans in the STEM Workforce through NSF INCLUDES invites supplemental funding requests for traineeships and conference proposals that support efforts aimed at enhancing the STEM knowledge base, skillset, leadership and management capacities, and/or contributions to the STEM enterprise of women following a career break. See the […]

NSF HRD Solicitation – Due May 7

Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR): Institutes for Data-Intensive Research in Science and Engineering – Frameworks (I-DIRSE-FW). The HDR Institutes activity seeks to create an integrated fabric of interrelated institutes that can accelerate discovery and innovation in multiple areas of data-intensive science and engineering. See the solicitation. Proposals due May 7, 2019.

NSF Ideas Lab – Deadline Extended to March 4

NSF has extended the deadline for 2-page preliminary proposals to participate in an Ideas Lab related to harnessing data. The new deadline is March 4. See the NSF HDR Ideas Lab solicitation. “Ideas Labs” are mentored interactions in which a group of 20 – 30 selected people come together to create new ideas or approaches […]

ISLS Conference Travel Scholarship 2019

The goal of the ISLS conference travel scholarship is to support scientists in the field of the learning sciences who live and work in regions of the world that are not represented at our annual conferences (i.e., ICLS and CSCL) to attend the conference. At the moment, we have significant gaps in membership from African, […]

Meet Jane Margolis

Jane Margolis is a Senior Researcher at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and
Information Studies and the lead author of Stuck in the Shallow End: Education, Race, and Computing (MIT Press 2008) and (w/ Allan Fisher) Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing (MIT Press 2002).

Assessing Computational Thinking

One of the primary challenges of computational thinking as an integrative, cross disciplinary competency is of assessment. In assessing CT, one could consider evaluating a student with regards to 3 dimensions of CT: computational concepts, computational practices, and computational perspectives.