About the series
The purpose of this meeting is to provide advice and recommendations concerning proposals submitted to NSF for financial support and the agenda for each meeting is the review and evaluation of 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.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program Centers (STEP Centers) competition allows a group of faculty representing a cross section of institutions of higher education to identify a national challenge or opportunity in undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and to propose a comprehensive and coordinated set of activities that will be carried out to address that challenge or opportunity within a national context. In the current competition, efforts must be related to the biological sciences, engineering, or the geological sciences. This meeting is convened for the purpose of discussing preliminary proposals for the BIO-STEP Centers competition submitted to the September 7, 2010, deadline. The meeting will open with an orientation session at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 21, and will adjourn at approximately noon on Friday, October 22.