NSF 20-074: Dear Colleague Letter: Conferences for Building Computational Literacy in Biological Sciences
April 24, 2020
The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) seeks to highlight the importance of computational thinking in biology and STEM education. This activity is a part of NSF's contribution to the Office of Science and Technology Policy's (OSTP) 2018 report "Chartering a Course for Success: America's Strategy for STEM Education". The report includes several recommendations, including the one highlighted in this letter: building computational literacy.
The OSTP report represents the Federal Government's five-year strategic plan for STEM education, based on a vision for a future where all Americans will have lifelong access to high-quality STEM education and the United States will be the global leader in STEM literacy, innovation, and employment.
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