A new program offered by the Division of Graduate Education at the NSF:
From the NSF site:
Our world is changing faster than ever before–technology is developing at an unprecedented rate and the world faces extraordinary challenges with solutions based in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). What is needed to prepare STEM graduate students to meet these modern day challenges? Fundamental changes are also occurring in the career options for STEM professionals. What is necessary to navigate the career pathways of the future?
The Division of Graduate Education at the National Science Foundation challenges STEM graduate students across the nation to submit innovative ideas to prepare them for tomorrow’s opportunities and challenges. Entries are solicited for ideas with the potential to improve graduate education and professional development. Ideas can be directed toward, for example, students, faculty, departments, institutions, professional societies, and/or federal agencies. Make your voice heard on STEM graduate education!
Be sure to include the following elements in your submission:
- The title of your submission (150 characters or less)
- The issue in graduate education you wish to address
- Your solution or idea
- How your idea will change graduate education
- Who: Currently enrolled STEM graduate students (see additional eligibility criteria)
- What: A 1000 to 1500 word submission responding to this challenge
- Where: Submission made to https://production.skild.com/skild2/NSF-EdChallenge/loginPage.action
- When: Entries must be submitted by 11:59PM Pacific Time on April 15, 2013