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Noyce Program Receives $1.19 Million to Recruit STEM Teachers for High-need Schools

An interdisciplinary team of William & Mary faculty received more than $1 million from the National Science Foundation to place 33 STEM teachers in high-need school districts.

Announcement of the $1,199,858 in NSF funding came in a press release from U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA).

“This critical funding will support the recruitment of math and science teachers to six high-need school districts,” said the senators in the joint release. “Enhancing STEM education is a critical priority, and we are thrilled that William & Mary students and the National Science Foundation are partnering with schools in the local community to pursue this important endeavor.”

Read the complete William & Mary School of Education news story.


From Engineer to STEM Teacher: Program Sparks Career Transformation

Jas’Minique Potter, a student in the University of Indianapolis Teach (STEM)³ Program, discusses the built-in mentorship, preparation and support that foster an exciting career change from engineering to teaching.

As an engineer for Rolls-Royce Corporation in Indianapolis, Potter designed structural components for aircraft engines. Now she is translating that knowledge and field experience to her dream career of teaching STEM to high school students through the University of Indianapolis Teach (STEM)³ Program. Her goal is to prepare students for the workforce of the future. “It’s about getting students to think about how technology impacts the world and the jobs they’ll have when they’re older,” Potter said.

The Teach (STEM)³ Program, funded through the National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, focuses on preparing secondary-level (middle/high school) STEM educators. The program meets a growing local and national need by bringing professionals from STEM-related fields to pursue a teaching career.

Read the complete UIndy360 news story written by Sara Galer, Senior Communications Specialist at the University of Indianapolis.


Future Educators Enriched through Noyce Math, Science Scholarship Program

Thirteen aspiring math and science educators are 2018 Noyce Scholars at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The undergraduates are participating in the Noyce Math and Science Scholarship Program’s enhanced curriculum and engaging in professional learning communities.

“Noyce scholars are empowered to be leaders in their field, influencing, facilitating and inspiring the next generation of scientists, mathematicians, educators and critical thinkers,” said Jessica Krim, EdD, associate professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, and Noyce Science Scholarship program director.

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Warner School Announces Full Scholarships for Math, Science Teachers

The University of Rochester will be awarding a total of 26 full tuition scholarships over the next five years to prepare math and science teachers for high-need schools because of funding from the National Science Foundation.

In addition to obtaining a master’s degree and teacher certification at the Warner School of Education, scholarship recipients will receive a state-approved Advanced Certificate in Digitally-Rich Teaching in K-12 Schools. The recruiting and preparation of these teachers is a partnership between the Warner School of Education and the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering at the University, as well as with the East Irondequoit School District and East High School. This project is funded by a $1.2 million grant from the NSF’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.

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