Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Chemistry Education
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Secondary science (chemistry, biology, physics, physical science
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Noyce Teaching Fellow
Name of Noyce institution:
Kennesaw State University
Current academic or teaching status:
Ph. D. in Education/8 years of teaching secondary science
School and school district:
On-line college physics/Atlanta Metro schools
I have BS in agricultural chemistry and soil science, MS in environmental plant physiology, MAT in chemistry education and Ph.D. in Education with the focus on nanotechnology and secondary science teachers’ self-efficacy.
Why do you want to teach:
With a rich background in science, I like sharing my knowledge with my students. I like seeing children learn. It is fun!
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
My ChemClub meetings with Title I school students was a great success. We were growing colored Borax and Epsom salt crystals, doing candy chromatography, growing plants in instant snow and determining conductivity of various salt solutions. Hands-on only!
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
Noyce Program enriched my teaching experience. The courses I took as an MAT student at Kennesaw State University as a Noyce scholar helped me understand my role as a science teacher. I also felt like I was gaining an up-to-date knowledge in science and technology. I also liked student teaching experience and participation in Noyce meetings.