April May Newsletter 2017

April/May 2017
Welcome to the SEIRI Newsletter. With each issue we will keep you informed of the latest information regarding upcoming STEM events, funding opportunities and STEM news. Please feel free to contact Sheila Summers, shesumme@iupui.edu, with questions or comments.

In this issue:
  • SEIRI News
  • IUPUI STEM Education Events
  • National STEM Education Events
  • Save the Date
  • Recently Funded
  • Upcoming Funding Opportunities
  • SEIRI Resources
  • Good News
  • Share Your News

Grant Fore
We are pleased to welcome back Grant Fore
from his month-long visit to the University of Cape Town (UCT) in Cape Town, South Africa. While there, Grant gave an invited talk to faculty of UCT's Center for Research in Engineering and Science Education. His talk was titled: "Making through Caring, Caring through Making: Exploring the Ethical Becoming of Architecture/Interior Design Undergraduates within Courses Utilizing Community-Engaged Pedagogy." He also explored potential international opportunities for IUPUI STEM faculty through UCT's International Academic Programmes Office.

Anthony Chase, New and Noteworthy Papers
The San Francisco symposium for the Chemistry Education Research has highlighted Anthony Chase's paper as one of four exemplary papers published this year. Improving critical thinking via authenticity: The CASPiE research experience in a military academy chemistry course.http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlepdf/2017/rp/c6rp00171h?page=search

Undergraduate Researcher Melanie Schieve is listed as a Student Leadership Winner for the School of Science.

For more information, click here

Undergraduate Researcher Melanie Schieve has been named to the IUPUI top 100 for 2017.

The top 100 recognizes IUPUI's top juniors and seniors. Melanie was also in the top 100 during her junior year when she was one of 3 juniors to be included in the top 10 females for IUPUI.
For more information, click here

NPR Interviews Dr. Pratibha Varma-Nelson on PLTL
Sun, Feb 19, 2017

For more information, click here
IUPUI STEM Education Events

SEIRI Seed Grant Information Session
DATE: Wed, April 12, 2017
TIME: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
PLACE: University Library, Room 1116

SEIRI at IUPUI is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 SEIRI Seed Grant (SSG). The goal of this competition is to facilitate and support STEM education innovation and research by growing the body of Discipline-Based Education researchers at IUPUI. Submission deadline: May 15, 2017.
For more information, click here

Research Experience for Undergraduates
DATE: Fri, April 14, 2017
TIME: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, EST
PLACE: University Library, Room 1126

This session will focus on the NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program which supports active participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. The next submission deadline is expected to be August 23, 2017.
For more information, click here

IUPUI Honors College Showcase
DATE: Fri, April 14, 2017
TIME: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, EST
PLACE: University Library, Lower Level Lobby

The IUPUI Honors College is proud to showcase the Research, Creative Activities, Scholarship, and Engagement of its Honors Scholars.
For more information, click here

CTL Webinar on Evaluation
DATE: Wed, April 19, 2107
TIME: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, EST

Facilitated by SEIRI, this webinar is designed to help faculty consider best practices for course evaluation.
For more information, click here

Graduate Research Fellowship Program Workshop
DATE: Fri, April 21, 2017
TIME: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, EST
PLACE: University Library, Room 1126

This session, hosted by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, will introduce interested students to the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).
For more information, click here

National STEM Education Events
Noyce Proposal Preparation Webinars
DATE AND TIME: Mon, April 24, 2-17, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, EST
DATE AND TIME: Fri, May 4, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM. EST

AAAS and the National Science Foundation invited you to participate in a 90-minute proposal preparation webinar for the NSF Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. The webinars will be presented by NSF program staff. Proposals are due on August 29, 2017.
For more information, click here

Transforming Undergraduate Education in the Molecular Life Sciences
DATE: Thurs, July 20-23, 2017
PLACE: Tampa, FL

The ASBMB Special Symposia program was established in 2003 to provide specific or under-represented segments of the scientific community with opportunities to present unique, cutting-edge science and engage in active networking opportunities.
For more information, click here

Making Meaning Through Modeling: Problem Solving in Biology
DATE: July 23-28, 2017
PLACE: Michigan State University, East Lansing

Application Deadline April 17, 2017
For more information, click here

Call for Proposals for the Assessment Institute of Indianapolis

The STEM Education track still has availability to incorporate a few more presentations. There is a link to a "Call for Proposals" forms that presenters can fill out and email in until the track is at capacity.
For more information, click here

Save the Dates
Ann Austin
Ann Austin - Strategies for Increasing Involvement of Women Scholars in STEM Field: Lessons from Advance Institutions
DATE: Mon, Oct 23, 2017
TIME: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EST
PLACE: University Library, Lilly Auditorium, IUPUI

What strategies have been used in universities across the country to create institutional environments that encourage the success of women scholars? Which strategies work most effectively, and why? Leading organizational change in higher education to create more inclusive environments and to support a more diverse faculty requires strategic choices about appropriate levers for change that are effective in complex organizations.

Isiah Warner
Isiah Warner - Reflections on STEM Programs within the Office of Strategic Initiatives
DATE: Wed, Mar 28, 2018
TIME: 3:00-5:30 PM EST
PLACE: Campus Center Theater, CE 002

In the United States, less than half of the students who enter into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) undergraduate programs as freshmen will graduate with a STEM degree. On this basis, there is a clear need for innovative initiatives that promote undergraduate retention and achievement within STEM. The LSU Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) has developed a stable of such initiatives.

Erin Dolan - Engaging Undergraduates in Research at Scale: What if the treatment is a CURE?
DATE: Fri, Nov 17, 2017
TIME: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
PLACE: University Library, Lilly Auditorium, IUPUI

Recently Funded - Congratulations!
PIs: Mangilal Agarwal; Yogesh Joglekar
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Program: Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Project Title: REU Site: Multidisciplinary Research for Undergraduates in Nanomaterials for Energy and Biological Applications
Link to Award: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1659688&HistoricalAwards=false

PI: George Mohler
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Program: Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Project Title: REU Site: Data Science of Risk and Human Activity
Link to Award: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1659488

Upcoming Funding Opportunities
For more information on working with SEIRI, visit our website: https://seiri.iupui.edu/workingwithus/index.html

SEIRI Seed Grant Competition
Submission Deadline: Mon, May 15, 2017

The STEM Education Innovation and Research Institute at IUPUI is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 SEIRI Seed Grant (SSG). The goal of this competition is to facilitate and support STEM Education Innovation and Research by growing the body of Discipline_Based Education researchers at IUPUI.
For more information, click here

Spencer Foundation: Small Research Grants
Full Proposal Deadlines: Mon, May 1, 2017; Tues, Aug 1, 2017; Wed, Nov 1, 2017

For more information, http://www.spencer.org/small-research-grants

REU: Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Full Proposal Deadlines:Fri, May 26 ,2017; Wed, Aug 23, 2017

For more information, https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5517&from=fund

Bridges to the Baccalaureate
Limited Submission Deadline: Wed, June 7, 2017

For more information, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-210.html

Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)
Full Proposal Deadline Dates:July 19-21, 2017. Dates vary by directorate.

For more information, https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503214

Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)
Full Proposal Deadline: Wed, Aug 9, 2017

For more information, https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5467

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
Full Proposal Deadline: Tues, August 29, 2017

For more information, https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17541/nsf17541.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
Full Proposal Deadline: Wed, Oct 4, 2017

For more information, https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13646
Recommended Reading
Teaching Undergraduate Science: A Guide to Overcoming Obstacles to Student Learning, by Linda C. Hodges. Published by Stylus Publishing, LLC 22883 Quicksilver Drive Sterling, Virginia 20166-2102.
SEIRI Resources
Gentile, J., Brenner, K. & Stephens, A. (2017). Undergraduate Research Experiences for STEM Students: Successes, Challenges, and Oppportunities.
Washington, DC, National Academies Press.
To access the publication, click here

Beatty, A. (2017). Service-Learning in Undergraduate Geosciences: Proceedings of a Workshop
Washington, DC, The National Academies Press.

Good News
Congratulations to all the students in the Top 100, but especially to the 51 who are STEM majors, with half of them being Peer Leaders. This is a great testament to the professors, students, and IUPUI.
Share Your News
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