WALTHAM, MA | EDC has selected 10 new recipients for its highly competitive annual CADRE Fellows Program. Recipients receive a one-year fellowship to work with the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), a resource network for STEM education researchers supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
The CADRE Fellows program, which is now in its sixth year, provides networking, mentoring, and education opportunities for researchers and curriculum developers who are in the early stages of their STEM education careers. The new fellows include graduate students, post graduates, and research associates who work on STEM-related projects funded by NSF’s Discovery Research in Education Program. Their projects include the development of a wide range of STEM education resources, materials, and technologies.
In the coming year, the new CADRE fellows will participate in a professional learning community, acquiring skills essential for building a successful career in research. They will explore potential career options, how to develop and submit proposals, and how to write for publication and dissemination. Each fellow will produce a product, such as a presentation, paper, or proposal, and their experience will culminate in a review and discussion with NSF program officers in Arlington, Virginia.
“Through the fellowship, participants learn firsthand what it takes to be an effective researcher and also have the chance to network with other researchers and developers from across the country,” said EDC’s Barbara Berns, who coordinates the program for NSF. “Previous recipients have told us the experience was invaluable.”
This year’s fellows represent diverse disciplines, areas of research, and perspectives. Their home institutions include University of Colorado, Boulder; University of Utah; University of Georgia; University of Arizona; University of Illinois, Chicago; University of California, Berkeley; University of Florida; and EDC.
For the full list of the 2014-2015 CADRE Fellows, or to learn more about the program, go to www.cadrek12.org.
EDC designs, implements, and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide. Visit www.edc.org. CADRE is a resource network funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that supports researchers and developers who participate in Discovery Research K–12 projects.