During the webinar you asked about finding for meetings of different groups--such as groups in a geographic area. Although we have to see where the Fellows activities lead the community, there is one existing program that does just what you suggest. There is a program at NSF called Research Coordination Networks in Undergraduate Biology Education (RCN-UBE) that is designed to bring together faculty from different institutions. Many networks include science educators and biologists to approach some topic (active learning, student assessment, faculty development, incorporating research experiences into undergraduate courses, improving the transition from 2 year to 4 year institutions) of mutual interest. If you search the Awards tab on the NSF home page for RCN-UBE (both active and past awards) you will get an idea of the range of topics that have been funded and you'll see that some networks have a geographic focus. This program has been in place for about five years and is very consistent with (and mentioned on p. 56 in) the Vision and Change report.
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