Sezen-Barrie named co-lead of NSF program focused on funding STEM education research

University of Maine Associate Professor of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction Asli Sezen-Barrie has been appointed co-lead of the National Science Foundation’s Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) program. DRK-12 is one of the largest funders of education research on PK-12 STEM teaching, learning and assessment, including funding for studies on broadening participation in STEM fields. Sezen-Barrie will work with co-lead Joan Walker to head up efforts to improve the program’s agenda by leading outreach efforts and solicitation revision. NSF anticipates having more than $60 million to fund between 50 and 60 projects through the program this year.