Cedar Rapids Woman Switches from Engineering to Teaching
A program at the University of Iowa aims to keep graduates in Iowa and solve a specific teacher shortage. The Noyce Scholarship is for aspiring science teachers.
Iowa follows a nationwide trend of staff shortages in its science departments. According to the U.S. Department of Education 43 states reported science teacher shortage. In Iowa, the state reported shortages in 5th through 12th grade teachers.
Magdaly Santos is on her feet each second of class time. She wants kids to do activities and she joins them. She teaches at Jefferson High School. Students tested speed variables during A.P. Physics class on Wednesday. Santos wants students to understand how to answer the question. She said the right answers will come with time. But the process is where critical thinking happens.
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STEM Teacher Training Needs to Incorporate All Scientific Fields
Cross-disciplinary scientific training and collaborations produce more effective math and science teachers and enhance learning outcomes for elementary, middle and high school students, said participants at a conference co-hosted by AAAS.
The 2018 Noyce Summit, co-hosted with the National Science Foundation’s Division of Undergraduate Education, drew more than 470 teachers, future teachers, education researchers and school and university administrators to Washington, D.C., July 16-18 to share goals for future STEM teachers of K-12 students and document the progress they are already making to advance those goals.
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John Hennessy to Receive the 2018 Robert N. Noyce Award
Former Stanford University President JOHN HENNESSY has been named the 2018 recipient of the Semiconductor Industry Association’s Robert N. Noyce Award. The annual award recognizes a leader who has made outstanding contributions to the semiconductor industry in technology or public policy.
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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.”
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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.
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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