U.S. ED Offers Webinar to Encourage Education Innovation and Research Grant Proposals

The U.S. Department of Education (U.S. ED) has used a competitive preference priority to encourage the development of Education Innovation and Research (EIR) STEM and computer science (CS) early-phase grant proposals. The EIR program was formerly known as Investing in Innovation or i3. This webinar, New Frontiers in K-12 Computer Science Education, features the EIR program officer and several EIR CS grantees.

December 10, 2020

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Register: HERE


  • Debora Southwell, EIR program officer, U.S. Department of Education
  • Pat Yongpradit, Chief Academic Officer, Code.org (state report)
  • Cameron Wilson, Chief Operating Officer, Code.org (EIR project)
  • Ruthe Farmer, Chief Evangelist, CS for All
  • Dawn Morrison, Computer Science State Administrator, Alabama State Department of Education with Jeff Gray, PhD, Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Alabama
  • Sarah Halberstadt, Computer Science Fellow, Rhode Island Department of Education
  • Stephen Miles Uzzo, PhD, Chief Scientist, New York Hall of Science
  • Marina Umaschi Bers, PhD, Professor and Chair, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, Secondary Appointment, Department of Computer Sciences, Tufts University

To learn more about ED’s support for STEM education and to view previous STEM webinars, visit https://www.ed.gov/STEM.

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