Submission Deadline August 1, 2013
Submissions for RCSA’s Cottrell Scholar Awards are due August 1, 2013. Cottrell Scholars are outstanding early-career teacher-scholars in Ph.D. granting universities.The $75,000 awards are for innovative research proposals and innovative undergraduate teaching ideas. More
Submission Target Date June 15, 2013
Submissions for the CCSA Single-Investigator and Multi-Investigator initiatives are due by June 15, 2013.There is no pre-proposal requirement for proposal submission for either initiative. More
Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA), the nation’s oldest foundation devoted wholly to science, has announced three team awards to eight university researchers who are attempting to develop technologies that could bring solar energy closer to widespread use. The awards are the result of proposals submitted at the 2012 Scialog Conference held in October. More
Dates: July 10- 12, 2013
Location: Omni Tucson National Resort
Keynote Speakers Announced for July 2013 Cottrell Scholar Conference
Planning is proceeding for the July Cottrell Scholars Conference, to be held July 10-12, 2013, in Tucson, Arizona. This annual, invitation-only conference, enables about 60 scholar-educators to focus on methods and ideas to reform undergraduate science teaching in America’s research universities. The 2013 Cottrell Scholars, who will be announced by the end of February, will be attending this conference. More
The 2013 Cottrell Scholar Winter Conference will be held Friday and Saturday, February 1-2, at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, AZ. Primarily a strategy and planning event, 15 Cottrell Scholars from around the nation are expected to attend. More
Dr. Patrick S. Osmer was elected chair of the RCSA Board of Directors at its May board meeting. Dr. Osmer is vice provost of graduate studies and dean of the Graduate School, former chair of the Department of Astronomy and Distinguished Professor of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at The Ohio State University. He is a distinguished scholar internationally known for his research into the evolution and nature of quasars.
He is a national leader in graduate education and chaired the national Commission on Pathways through Graduate Schools and into Careers, which is sponsored by the Council of Graduate School and the Educational Testing Service and was a member of the commission that produced the 2010 CGS and ETS report, The Path Forward: The Future of Graduate Education in the United States. Dr. Osmer has been a member of the RCSA Board since 2002.
For more information about Dr. Osmer, go to http://oaa.osu.edu/vice-provost-for-graduate-studies.html
Read how computer communications and audio-visual presentations have replaced the textbook and modified the traditional lecture for introductory physics courses at one of America’s great research universities. What’s next – a physics lab students can hold in their hands? Maybe.
Professor Mats Selen, a Cottrell Scholar since 1996, and his colleagues in the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign physics department, have made dramatic improvements to their introductory courses.More
Tucson, AZ – February 25, 2013 – Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA), America’s first foundation dedicated wholly to science, founded in 1912, announces its annual major U.S. science/teaching awards: 13 Cottrell Scholar grants for 2013, totaling $975,000. More
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