- Year 2018
- NSF Noyce Award # 1340007
- First Name Fangyang
- Last Name Shen
- Discipline Computer Science
Estela Rojas, New York City College of Technology, firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Douglas, New York City College of Technology, email@example.com
Annie Han, Borough of Manhattan Community College, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mete Kok, Borough of Manhattan Community College, email@example.com
Fangyang Shen, New York City College of Technology, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Noyce Teacher Scholarship in NYC will address the shortage of STEM teachers and help recruit teachers in STEM. This project will also benefit middle school and high school students because they will have highly qualified STEM teachers in their classrooms.
The main goal of this project is to recruit and retain students enrolled in STEM majors to become teachers. Activities involved are teaching internships, scholarships, STEM summer workshops and information sessions about Noyce.
We are using a three-tiered model where students begin as Noyce Explorers in teaching internships, then become Noyce Scholars and finally, become Noyce Teachers in STEM. Students enrolled in STEM majors and faculty in both STEM and Education are involved.
We currently have successfully recruited 16 Noyce Scholars and have had roughly 460 intern and scholarship students in our Noyce project. The overall feedback for the Noyce project is positive and in a continuing improvement phase. The Noyce project intends to keep increasing the number of students who will pursue a career in STEM teaching.
There will be an increase in STEM educators and more middle school and high school classrooms will have highly qualified STEM teachers. Mini workshops, monthly information sessions, Noyce flyers, STEM clubs, computer labs, email and student-teaching oriented workshops helped distribute information about Noyce.