Learn about capacity-building opportunities for early career researchers; explore resources designed to support community members who identify as early career professionals and those who work closely with them; and meet the CADRE Fellows, CADRE Postdocs, and DRK-12 CAREER awardees who are working to improve STEM education for all PreK-12 students.
NSF CAREER Program & DRK-12
This NSF-wide program supports early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and advance the mission of their department or organization. This award seeks to help scholars build a foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. Learn more about the program, and explore the work of CAREER awardees in the DRK-12 portfolio and their contributions to the field of STEM education research.
Early Career Resources
CADRE Early Career Guide
The CADRE Early Career Guide offers advice from experienced DRK-12 awardees on becoming a successful researcher in the field of STEM education.
A collection of resources related to building and maintaining professional networks.
Ditch the Debate: Preparing Preservice Teachers to Nurture Productive Discourse About Controversial Issues
Eric A. Kirk (2023 CADRE Fellow) co-authored this article with Troy D. Sadler for …
Sara C. Heredia, Michelle Phillips, Sarah Stallings, Ti’Era Worsley (2019-20 CADRE Fellow), Julie H. Yu, and…
Christina Baze, María González-Howard (CAREER Awardee; 2015-16 CADRE Fellow), Vic Sampson, Mic Fenech, Rich Crawford, Todd Hutner,…