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STEP 2014 scheduled for March 5-7 in Washington, DC

August 13, 2013

The 2014 STEP Grantees Meeting will be held March 6-7 at the Marriott Wardman Hotel in Washington, D.C. Third-year reviews will be held on Wednesday, March 5. As in past years, the meeting itself will start Thursday morning and end around Noon on Friday. There may also be a pre-meeting workshop on Wednesday (late afternoon or evening). A decision regarding the workshop will be made at a later ... Read More

Presidential Nominations announced for NSF DIrector and Associate Director of Science in OSTP

August 01, 2013

On July 31, the White House announced nominations for several key positions in the administration. These included the nomination of  Dr. France Anne Cordova for the new Director of NSF, and Jo Handelsman (2009 PAESMEM Awardee) for Associate Director of Science in the Office of Science, Technology and Policy. Here are the short bios from the White House announcement: "Dr. France Anne Cordova is ... Read More

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Welcome STEP Central's Newest Member!

Eugene, OR – June 12, 2013

Congratulations to Tania Siemens on the birth of her daughter, Lilyana Marie Siemens! Lilyana joined us on Sunday, June 9, at 2:55 pm PDT, weighing in at 7 lbs. 14 ounces. Lilyana is home resting with her mom, who will be on maternity leave until early September. The rest of the STEP Central staff hopes that Tania, Lilyana, and their family have a peaceful, restful, and joyous summer. We look ... Read More

Announcing STEP Central’s “It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time” blog initiative.  image

Announcing STEP Central’s “It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time” blog initiative.

May 31, 2013

How many of you have had an idea that “seemed like a good idea at the time” but for some reason or other, things just didn’t work according to plan?  Would you be willing to share that oops moment with STEP Central? Although it is frustrating when things don’t work out, your “oops” moment is definitely not a waste, and in fact you probably gained valuable insight and dramatically improved your ... Read More