National Science Foundation Award No. 1339963.
The University of Rhode Island has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to recruit and support science, technology, engineering and math majors to become teachers This program, funded by a 1.2 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation, was established to address the large number of high school students who are being taught science and math by individuals lacking the necessary credentials. The Noyce Scholars program seeks to recruit STEM majors and professionals for a career in K-12 education. Scholars entering the teaching field will receive support through their induction years.
Over the next five years, 20 undergraduate students and five current STEM professionals will be selected as Noyce Scholars. They will be trained to teach in high-need elementary, middle and high schools. Additionally, 50 freshman and sophomore students will be selected to participate in a paid summer internship program assisting local STEM programs.
Use the links on the left-hand side of the page to learn more about this program. If you or someone you know may be interested in this a Noyce Teacher Scholar, please contact Anne Seitsinger.