A $600,000 National Science Foundation grant will allow Missouri State University to boost STEM education in southwest Missouri.
The funds will be used to implement the Computer Science Research Opportunity for Smart Environments (ROSE) program for the next three years.
ROSE involves computer science faculty providing a unique summer research experience for middle and high school educators throughout southwest Missouri. The university’s College of Natural and Applied Sciences and College of Education will host 30 teachers (10 per year) on campus.
Summer workshops will involve research activities covering:
- Audio-video processing.
- Artificial intelligence.
- Machine learning.
- Computer security.
- Internet of Things technology.
“The educators will enhance their scientific disciplinary knowledge in computer science and translate their research experiences into classroom activities and curricula,” said Dr. Razib Iqbal, associate professor of computer science and principal investigator of the ROSE program at Missouri State.
“They will then be able to broaden their students’ awareness of and participation in computing engineering pathways.”
ROSE is now accepting applications for its first summer cohort, which is scheduled from June 12-July 21, 2023.