Dear Colleague Letter: Partnership in Experimental Elementary Particle Physics and STEM Education Research to Promote Broadening Research Participation: Read the full announcement.
With this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL), PHY and DUE encourage proposals that involve collaboration between an experimental physicist(s) involved in research with the ATLAS or CMS detector and an educator(s) conducting research in STEM education. This partnership between the investigators should enable them to concurrently carry out research in experimental elementary particle physics (EPP) and advance educational practice and education research at the undergraduate (college/university) level within state-of-the-art research environments in physics. NSF is especially interested in receiving proposals from collaborations that have these goals and expected outcomes:
- Exhibit strong intellectual merit for both the experimental particle physics research and the STEM education research at the undergraduate (college/university) level,
- Strengthen diverse participation in physics research, and
- Increase the diversity, quantity, and quality of the next generation of STEM professionals.
All proposals will be peer-reviewed by a panel of physics and STEM education researchers against NSF’s two standard review criteria.