- Year 2016
- NSF Noyce Award # 1239945
- First Name Maria
- Last Name Rivera Maulucci
- Discipline STEM
Lisa Edstrom, Barnard College, firstname.lastname@example.org
; Hilary Callahan, Barnard College, email@example.com; David Bayer, Barnard College, firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria S. Rivera Maulucci, Barnard College, email@example.com
; Lisa Edstrom, Barnard College, firstname.lastname@example.org
; Ishrat Ahmed, Barnard College, email@example.com
The Summer Internship program is designed to address two needs: 1) recruitment of Noyce Scholars; and 2) enhance the preparation of Noyce scholars for STEM teaching. The program directly benefits potential and actual Noyce scholars.
Summer internships are offered to first and second-year students for recruitment purposes and to Noyce scholars for educative purposes. The summer internships sponsored by the project provide a $4,600 stipend ($4200 stipend + $400 housing allotment) for students to strengthen their knowledge/background in a STEM-related field and apply such knowledge to Education. During their summer internship, students complete three reports in which they reflect on their learning experiences and the implications for STEM education.
Students are recruited during the Spring semester. They submit applications which are reviewed by an advisory committee using the following criteria:
1.) Evidence of strong academic performance, particularly in science and mathematics
2.) Evidence of strong character and academic references
3.) Evidence of interest in STEM education as a career
Upon selection, they agree to the requirements for the summer internship program. All summer internship activities are documented on the program website. Summer internships have spanned medical research, botanical research, engineering, environmental education, and STEM education.
In the two years of the summer internship program, 14 first- and second-year students have been funded, of those students, two have continued in the education program towards certification although they have not applied for the Noyce program. One student did not need the funding. The other student decided not to major in a STEM field. Six Noyce scholars have received summer internship funding and all of them have reported impacts included enhanced knowledge of STEM content, technology, coding, assessment, expanded understanding of opportunities in the STEM education field, and enhanced confidence as an educator.
By training 6 high-quality science and mathematics teachers, and providing summer internships to ensure their retention and success, we are impacting not only these educators but the future students they will teach. As teacher/leaders, they have the potential to impact teaching and learning in their schools.