About the series
This meeting is convened for the purpose of discussing Institute and MSP-Start Partnerships proposals. These meetings are closed because the proposals being reviewed include information of a proprietary or confidential nature, including: technical information; financial data, such as salaries; and personal information concerning individuals associated with the proposals. These matters are exempt under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c),(4) and (6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act. Meetings will be held at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA.
Welcome to the MSP Program Review Panel Meeting
NSF's Math and Science Partnership (MSP) program is a major research and development effort that supports innovative partnerships to improve K-12 student achievement in mathematics and science. MSP projects are expected to raise the achievement levels of all students and significantly reduce achievement gaps in the mathematics and science performance of diverse student populations. In order to improve the mathematics and science achievement of the Nation's students, MSP projects contribute to what is known in mathematics and science education and serve as models that have a sufficiently strong evidence/research component to add to the knowledge base. NSF's MSP program coordinates its effort with the Mathematics and Science Partnerships program of the U.S. Department of Education in the expectation that effective innovations in mathematics and science education will be disseminated into wider practice. The two programs are significant components of the America COMPETES Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-69).
This meeting is convened for the purpose of discussing Institute and MSP-Start Partnerships proposals, submitted in response to MSP Solicitation NSF 10-556 with a July 8, 2010 deadline. The meeting will open with an orientation session at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 17, 2010, and will adjourn at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 18, 2010.