News Archive – 2016


Educators Join To Improve Stem Teaching: AAAS 2016 Noyce Summit Unites Academics and Practitioners to Develop Agenda


New Tech High School teacher Ben Woodford lives and breathes mathematics, and every day before class, he asks each of his students to send him a text. Their messages, however, may have nothing to do with equations or diagrams. Instead, they answer the question, what’s going on that’s most meaningful in your life?

Read the complete AAAS story here.



STEM-Focused Internships Amplify Career Aspirations of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Students

The themes of the summer for 14 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) students were continuous learning and educational outreach to youth across Illinois and Missouri on the topics of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The freshmen and sophomore students participated in the Robert J. Noyce Scholarship Science and Math Grants. The grants are funded by the National Science Foundation and provide $2,500 summer internships for 200 hours of in-service training for qualified SIUE freshmen and sophomores, and local community college students who are interested in STEM careers.

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Laredo Community College Says it Opens the Door to Success for STEM Scholars

Inspiration, community and family are three of the motivating factors for success that Laredo Community College instilled in the lives of recent graduates, Nelly Garcia and Lorena Sepulveda. And now, as recipients of major scholarships from Texas A&M International University, Garcia and Sepulveda will be able to seamlessly continue their dreams of becoming math teachers.

The students received the Robert Noyce Mathematics Teacher Scholarship, which is for students who wish to teach math to grades 7-12.

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Utah Valley University Education Students Going on to Teach Because of Noyce Scholarships

In 2009, Utah Valley University (UVU) education student Angie Card received one of the first Noyce scholarships available at UVU; the scholarships are awarded to junior and senior education majors who commit to teach in Title IV schools for a specific amount of time after graduating.

“After being awarded the scholarship, I worked hard to continue my efforts turning out exemplary schoolwork and serving in the women’s science organization I had launched while attending UVU,” said Card, who was named one of the University’s outstanding biology students in 2010.

Read the Daily Herald’s story here.