NSF Grant to Fund UTeachEngineering

$12.5 Million National Science Foundation Grant to Fund UTeachEngineering Program for Educators

SEPTEMBER 21, 2008

AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering, College of Natural Sciences and College of Education have been awarded $12.5 million by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to prepare educators to teach engineering to Texas high-school students.

“With this grant, the NSF is building on the university’s successful UTeach program to create a model for preparing high school engineering educators, that we call ‘UTeachEngineering,’” says David Allen, a chemical engineering professor and the principal investigator for the newly developed program. “Texas is one of just a few states aggressively pursuing year-long high school engineering courses, and the effort here will help define how other states approach engineering education in high school.” …Continue Reading