Colleges from the Gulf Coast region of Texas and beyond participated in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Community College Day hosted by Lone Star College.
The daylong event, held March 23 at LSC-University Park, provided tips and strategies for planning and developing proposals for NSF grants.
“It was well organized, well attended and worthwhile to gather colleges from all across Texas to learn how to develop new and fundable grants,” said Alicia Harvey-Smith, Ph.D., LSC executive vice chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs.
The workshop featured keynote speakers Dr. V. Celeste Carter, NSF program director Division of Undergraduate Education, and Dr. Rupa Iyer, NSF program director, Education and Human Resources. The event focused on NSF programs of interest to community colleges, such as those that include a workforce development component and programs that impact technological education.
LSC has been awarded three NSF grants totaling more than $461,000. These grants help LSC research projects involving advanced programmable logic controllers, scaling microsystems support and developing a National Convergence Technology Center.
The NSF is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity and welfare; to secure the national defense..." NSF is vital because it supports basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future.
Lone Star College offers high quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of $3.1 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.