- Year 2023
- NSF Noyce Award # 1660632
- First Name Valorie
- Last Name Zonnefeld
- Discipline Chemistry, Engineering, Geosciences, Mathematics, Physics
Ryan Zonnefeld, Valorie Zonnefeld
Dordt University just completed its first Track 1 Noyce grant. This poster will share the challenges and successes of our first grant.
As first time Noyce grant recipients, how do we recruit and prepare teachers to lead in rural settings?
A number of approaches were used to support this Track 1 program. Most notably, best practices for preparing teachers to lead in rural schools and training scholars in growth mindset pedagogy.
30 students received 1-2 years of support through the Noyce scholarship program over the 6 years of the grant. New programs to recruit and retain STEM teachers were put in place. This work will continue with a new Track 1 Scholarship grant and and Capacity Building grant to propose a Track 2 grant as well.
30 students received 1-2 years of support through the Noyce scholarship program over the 6 years of the grant.