The NSEOC works directly with CSU faculty in the following ways.

  • Broader Impacts STEM Kit Development – The NSEOC provides support to faculty NSF grants by developing, maintaining and housing STEM Kits for their broader impacts section. Take a look at the grants the NSEOC has helped with (list coming soon).
  • Supporting the Science and Mathematics Teaching Methods Courses

  • Managing the Sigma Xi Chapter – Sigma Xi is an international, multidisciplinary community of science and engineering professionals dedicated to research excellence, to promoting public engagement with science, and to fostering the next generation of researchers. Through the recognition and honor of induction, Sigma Xi members join a distinguished community of researchers, including more than 200 Nobel Laureates. In collaboration with the NSEOC, Sigma Xi offers two keynote talks each year to faculty, staff and the community.

The NSEOC staff can also consult with CSU faculty on a variety of topics. Although we cannot guarantee that we have the capacity to run programs for you, we are always happy to share best practices. Here are some of the things we can help with:

  • Writing Broader Impacts sections of federal grant proposals
  • Designing effective K-12 outreach programs
  • Designing distance ed courses with hands-on labs
  • Suggesting ways of leveraging existing programs
  • Assisting with science and math teacher professional development programs
  • Providing CSU continuing education credit for teachers (NSCI)
  • Designing summer camp programs
  • Designing of classroom kits
  • Recruiting K-12 math and science teachers for programs
  • Accessing local, state, and national STEM education networks

For more information, contact Andrew Warnock.