DUE: Supporting undergraduate education at NSF


Eileen L. Lewis, ellewis@nsf.gov, Susan H. Hixson, H. H. Richtol, and Susan H. Hixson, shixson@nsf.gov. Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Suite 835, Arlington, VA 22230
Undergraduate education is central to the National Science Foundation's mission in human resource development. The Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) serves as the focal point for agency-wide support for undergraduate education. The program activities of DUE aim to strengthen and continuously improve the vitality of undergraduate education for all students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses in all US institutions of higher education. Within DUE programs, particular emphasis is placed on improving access to STEM education for all segments of U.S. Society, including persons with disabilities, populations underrepresented in STEM fields or in technical or teaching careers. This presentation includes a brief description of the DUE programs that are most likely be of interest to chemists involved in undergraduate education.