New opportunity: Advancing Educational Innovations and Broadening Participation in STEM with Blockchain Technology

The Partnerships for Innovation program and several programs within the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) are inviting proposals for projects that explore and research promising uses of blockchain technology in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, broadening participation, and workforce development.

Blockchain technology is based on the concept of a distributed ledger, where copies of data contained in the ledger are distributed and stored across multiple nodes. In the world of decentralized finance, this technology is used to operate the networks underlying cryptocurrency markets.

NSF supports creative, novel, and transformative research on new approaches to advancing formal and informal education, broadening participation, and strengthening workforce development in all areas of STEM, including block chain and other applications of new and rapidly evolving technology.

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