The Midwest Regional Robert Noyce Connections 2015 Integrating STEM: Grounding STEM Learning for All conference was held in Omaha, Nebraska, on October 29-30, 2015, at the Hilton Omaha Hotel and Conference Center.
Each Principal Investigator of an active Noyce project sent a project delegation of up to six project personnel to the conference, with at least one co-PI and one Noyce Scholar included among the six attendees. Other potential delegation members could be an evaluator, project manager, Master Teaching Fellow, or Teaching Fellow or Scholar (in-service or pre-service).
This conference was for Robert Noyce project personnel and participants in the Midwestern region, which consists of Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
For complete information, visit the conference website.
Teacher Research Experience Program: Summer 2015
The STAR program has provided over 160 Noyce scholars with summer research experiences to help our Scholars bring high-impact practices into their future STEM classrooms. We encourage pre-service Noyce Scholars to take advantage of our summer 2015 opportunities. The program is funded by the NSF and other funding partners in collaboration with the California State University system and 20 research lab partners including national, private, and university research institutions.
WHAT IS STAR? STAR is a nine-week summer research experience program for pre-service STEM teachers and people considering education careers. Participants earn $500/wk doing full-time research at one of our partner research labs (including NASA, NOAA, and 18 other sites) and may be eligible for up to $2,250 of additional support if they need to temporarily relocate for the program. In addition to their research work, participants attend professional development (PD) workshops which help translate their research work into classroom practices, teacher-researcher conferences, and become eligible for continued PD and networking opportunities. Our Fellows are highly regarded by our lab partners and STAR placed 70 Fellows in 2014, but this competitive program receives hundreds of applications each year, so a well-considered application and reference letter are essential.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE? This program is open to juniors, seniors, or alumni from ANY CSU campus, as long as they have not yet worked as a full-time teacher. The program is also open to Robert Noyce Scholars from anywhere in the country.
For online applications, lab site details, and more program information, please visit: http://www.StarTeacherResearcher.org/.