STEM Central

A Community of Practice for NSF STEM Projects

STEM Central Version 1.0

Minor improvements, bug fixes, and design enhancements to accomodate change from STEP Central to STEM Central. 

STEP Central Version 2.2

Minor improvements, bug fixes, and design enhancements.

New Webinars feature:

  • Official STEP Central webinars: see upcoming and past webinars, including registration info.
  • Receive updates: subscribe to webinars to receive updates after the webinar is completed.
  • Webinars as a resource: webinars are part of the site resources, and can be searched.

Improvements to Site Notifications:

  • Digests: notifications now come in daily (default) or weekly digests. You can switch back to instact notifications from your account settings.
  • Previews: notifications now include snippets of what's be added or updated. 

Updated Events:

  • Calendar: The events page is now displayed as a calendar. 
  • All STEP Central events: Events include webinars, STEP meetings, and events added by the community. 

STEP Central Version 2.1

Minor improvements, bug fixes, and design enhancements. 

Brand new STEP Meetings section:

  • Vital overview page: everything you need to know about the meeting in one place.
  • Robust agenda: Get the overview of everything happening at any NSF STEP meeting or conference with clear links to agenda resources and discussions.
  • Posters: New layout and filtering options. Improvements to the poster submission form.
  • Speakers: Get an overview of highlighted speakers from the meeting. 

STEP Central Version 2.0

We've listened to your feedback and released a new version of STEP Central that is much more tailored to what the STEP Central community needs!

  • Updated site navigation: We've reworked the navigation to put the most relevant information up top, and moved more useful links to your account in the header.
  • Working Groups: A single and refocused place to connect with the NSF STEP community about topics that matter to you. 
  • Resources: There is a lot of information on STEP Central, the Resources tab lets you organize and sort the information by keyword or search.
  • Member Dashboard: We've completely overhauled your member homepage. Now you'll see all of your site notifications as well as easily access content you moderate or have created. 
  • Subscriptions: We've replaced the "favorites" feature with subscriptions. Now if you find a project, working group, or resource you want to keep track of you can subscribe to it and it will appear on your member dashboard. We'll let you know through notifications when updates occur. 
  • Many bug fixes and improvements: We've gone through almost every aspect of STEP Central and made minor updates and improvements to the design and user interface.