This no-cost, two-week course is designed for researchers and innovators who want to deepen the impact of a project, product, or program to improve STEM education at any level in both formal and informal settings. When you accept the challenge, you will:
Is Smart Start for Us?
Smart Start is for faculty, program administrators, and graduate students interested in promoting learning in STEM at all levels (e.g., P-12, undergraduate and graduate education, and in the STEM workforce), and settings (e.g., formal and informal).
Preference will be given to teams of two or three participants, with evidence supporting their project, product, or program, e.g., documented learning outcomes, and any proof of concept data (implementation results). All-student teams are welcome.
No prior NSF funding is required.
Participants will conduct interviews with prospective users, learn how to plan for impact-driven research using a model proven successful with new innovations, and meet with course instructors to discuss progress and next steps. During the course period (June 24 – July 10, 2017), each participant will need to commit 10 hours per week to complete readings, videos, interviews and assignments.
Smart Start is offered free of charge thanks to the support of the National Science Foundation under grant DUE-1355431. Unlike I-Corps™ and I-Corps™ L, acceptance in Smart Start does not include supplemental funding; participants are responsible for covering any required travel expenses to attend the face-to-face kick-off workshop in Columbus, OH (see dates below).
Submit your application at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/smartstartApp
COURSE (June 24 – July 10, 2017)