This webinar seeks to build capacity in faculty at community colleges interested in submitting an NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) proposal. First, hear from NSF Program Officers about the new IUSE solicitation (NSF 23-510). Next, three IUSE awardees who currently teach at community colleges will share their insights and recommendations from their own experience with IUSE proposal preparation. After the presentation, join the speakers for Q&A and meet other attendees interested in submitting IUSE proposals.
Ellen Carpenter, Program Director, National Science Foundation
Dr. Carpenter is a program director in the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation where she serves as the lead program officer for the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Directorate for STEM Education (IUSE: EDU) Program, and as a contributing program officer for the IUSE: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (IUSE: HSI) Program, and the Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems (NCS) Program. She received a B.A. in Biology from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. in Neurobiology from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining NSF, she was a professor and chair of the undergraduate neuroscience program at the University of California Los Angeles.
Kalyn Shea Owens, Program Director, National Science Foundation
Dr. Kalyn Shea Owens is a program director at the National Science Foundation in the Division of Undergraduate Education where she serves as the lead program officer for the Advancing Innovation and Impact in Undergraduate STEM Education at Two-year Institutions of Higher Education Program. With a background in Chemistry, Dr. Owens is also a program officer for the IUSE, S-STEM and ATE programs.
Michael Davis, Program Officer, National Science Foundation
Mr. Michael (Mike) Davis has served in community colleges for the past 20 years. Mike is currently serving as a rotating program officer in the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) in the National Science Foundation’s Education and Human Resources directorate and a co-Lead Program Officer on the Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) program.