Noyce Educational Community Stays Connected Virtually
AAAS Press reports on the Noyce Summit and PI Block Party held in July.
Rebecca Hiatt, Noyce Program Alumni, Named Houston Independent School District’s Secondary Teacher of the Year
Rebecca Hiatt, an alumni of Rice University’s Noyce master teacher program, Texas Initiative for Inquiry Science Teaching, was named as the Houston Independent School District Secondary Teacher of the Year. Rebecca teaches 7th grade science at Baylor College of Medicine Biotech Academy at Rusk Middle School.
Support Networks for STEM Teachers Can Improve Retention
The 2019 Noyce Summit, co-hosted by AAAS and NSF brought together more than 600 educators, researchers, and administrators to explore the goal of retaining STEM teachers in classrooms and to identify how teacher preparation programs can best prepare teachers for the challenges of the classroom. Article by Andrea Korte, AAAS.org, 08/27/19
Educator Voice: How Space Education Brings Vibrancy to the Classroom
Cammie Newmyer, mathematics teacher and Einstein Fellow supporting the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program, shares how the Space Exploration Educators Conference changed her life in “Once in a lifetime.” Post from PBS NewsHour Extra, 07/20/19
Teachers: Undervalued But Incredibly Valuable
The long-term influence of a teacher is often underestimated. But, for a group of undergraduate and graduate students involved in a Noyce-funded program at the University of Houston (UH), that influence was life-changing. Read this post about the work of UH faculty Drs. Cheryl Craig, Paige Evans, Rakesh Verma, and Donna Stokes and Dr. Jing Li, a post-doc research fellow and graduate of Texas A&M to change the negative narrative surrounding teachers using the stories of impact from students interviewed during the research process. Post by Ashley Green, Texas A&M University, 02/11/2019