Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Secondary Education, Earth and Space Science
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Earth science, grades 9-12
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Name of Noyce institution:
Arizona State University
Current academic or teaching status:
School and school district:
Tempe Accelerated High School
I am a Junior at Arizona State Uuniversity, double majoring in education an geology. I am a complete science geek, and adore learning. Science has always been my strongest subject, and spending time in the outdoors has always been a large part of my life. Thus, my decision to pursue degrees in both education and Earth sciences was a logical one.
Why do you want to teach:
I want to teach to introduce future generations to the wonders of science. I believe science is vital to the perpetuation of modern civilization, and I want to do my part to assure its continued relevance.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
One of my most memorable moments in teaching thus far was when I taught some 4th graders about basic physics. Part of the lesson was to talk about normal force, a concept which I thought too advanced for the students. However, when I talked about it and was able to explain it properly, the children seemed to get it. It has stuck with me since then because it showed me that students are capable of far more than you think.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
It has given me the opportunity to pursue a field which I love, and it has opened up doors to things in that field that I did not know existed.