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The ITEST Program of the National Science Foundation is designed to increase the opportunities for students and teachers to learn about, experience, and use information technologies within the context of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), including Information Technology (IT) courses. It is in direct response to the concern about shortages of information technology workers in the United States. Supported projects are intended to provide opportunities for both school-age children and for teachers to build the skills and knowledge needed to advance their study, and to function and contribute in a technologically rich society. ITEST has two components: (a) youth-based projects with strong emphases on career and educational paths; and (b) comprehensive projects for students and teachers. The ITEST Global Challenge effort is a youth-based program funded in 2006 for 3 years.

Principal Investigator

Dean Domenico Grasso
College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
University of Vermont

Co-Principal Investigator & Project Director

Dr. David Gibson
Research Assistant Professor, Computer Science
College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
University of Vermont