ASEE’s Smart Start is a two-week course for researchers and innovators who are passionate about taking their STEM education vision to the next level –but don’t quite know how to get there. This course will give you a convenient, low-barrier introduction to making your research available to the public. When you accept the challenge, you will:
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. To gain the full experience of this two-week couse each participant will need to commit 15-20 hours to completing 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 National Harbor, MD (see dates below).
Submit your application at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018smartstartapp
COURSE I: Online (February 17 – March 5, 2018)
COURSE II: Blended (March 17 – April 2, 2018)