Noyce Scholar Profile
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Physics and Outdoor Education
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Secondary Science Education
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Name of Noyce institution:
University of New Hampshire Noyce Scholarship Foundation
Current academic or teaching status:
School and school district:
Outdoor education school programming and facilitation
Home grown on a small farm in Westmoreland New Hampshire, I have spread my interests over a variety of fields. I have concluded that as long as I am growing, developing and having fun, I am where I should be.
Why do you want to teach:
I have a passion for math and science and have an even deeper love for facilitating scientific discovery. I find teaching to be an art that I very greatly wish to develop. Utilizing principals of experiential education to build on scientific intuition and inspire future leaders in scientific fields.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
I have been extremely fortunate to have excellent educators and positive role models influence my academic career. My high school physics teacher, Dave Lybarger, serves as a living example of how to balance being a teacher, mentor and friend to his students. His influence has developed my dream of becoming a successful educator.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
As I am fairly new to the Noyce Program it has predominantly served to guide me through my undergraduate coursework and to hopefully aid in focusing my studies to become the best science educator I can be.