- Year 2023
- NSF Noyce Award # 1852624
- First Name Courtney
- Last Name Nagle
- Discipline Mathematics
Jodie Styers, Paul Becker, Mike Rutter, Patrick Kelly
As we consider the pipeline of future mathematics teachers for high-needs school districts, it is imperative that we begin the process within those high-needs school districts themselves. AMP! supports this need by partnering with our four high-needs partner districts to identify students who might benefit from programming that fosters their understanding and interest in mathematics, all while providing worthwhile experiences on a college campus.
1) How can students from high-needs school districts be supported in fostering their mathematical knowledge and interest in further study?
2) What impact does programming have on students’ attitudes toward mathematics and future career goals?
Our poster will provide details of the various elements of the AMP! experience. A total of 24 high school juniors are recruited each year, with six coming from each of the four high-needs partner districts. We’ll describe the specifics of the workshops they attend in their junior and senior years, the extra activities that they get to experience while on campus, the mini-lessons taught by Noyce scholars, and some preliminary results of surveys and pre- and post-assessments.
The AMP! program has seen 48 seniors come through the program, with an additional group of 24 students between their junior and senior years of participation. Moreover, several of these scholars have matriculated as Penn State Behrend undergraduate students and have received scholarship money to support their tuition costs in their first semester.
AMP! is all about the broader impacts of our Noyce program. At its core, this program seeks to give back to the high-needs partner districts we work with, providing opportunities and experiences that will support their high school participants in whatever they pursue.