Engineering Education

REE is now RFE

Research in Engineering Education is now Research in the Formation of Engineers. This revised program description updates the former REE to be more closely aligned with the Professional Formation of Engineers (PFE) initiative. RFE is intended to broaden the range of research topics in the field while remaining inclusive of topics addressed under REE. While REE was focused on how individuals learn and later on engineering education ecosystems, RFE includes these and all other aspects of engineering formation.

Please also note the change in proposal window, running from August 24, 2018 through Augist 23, 2019.

The full program description for RFE can be found at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503584.

Research Initiation in Engineering Formation

As a complement to RFE, Research Initiation in Engineering Formation (RIEF) seeks proposals to conduct research in the same areas as RFE, while also pairing an engineering faculty PI who has little experience in engineering education research with a co-PI who can serve as a mentor. The goal is to increase capacity for engineering education research by providing mentoring and learning opportunities for the engineering faculty PI. The next deadline for RIEF is February 28, 2019. The full solicitation is available at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503603 .

IUSE solicitation

The Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) has released a solicitation for Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE). The full solicitation is at hhttps://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15585/nsf15585.htm.