- Year 2023
- NSF Noyce Award # 1852868
- First Name Kevin
- Last Name Carr
- Institution Pacific University
- Role/Position PI
- Workshop Category Track 1: Scholarships and Stipends
- Workshop Disciplines Audience Physics, STEM Education (general)
- Target Audience Co-PIs, Evaluators/Education Researchers, Other Faculty/Staff, Project PIs
- Topics Recruiting with Retention in Mind, Track 4 Research Results
- Session Length 45 minutes minutes
Participants will assess and critique results from the first phase of “What Keeps Noyce Scholars Going?”, a Noyce Track IV project investigating effectiveness and retention of Noyce scholars.
We will present data from 80 surveys and 40 90-minute follow-up interviews with Noyce Scholars from three institutions in Oregon.
What Keeps Noyce Scholars Going? (WKNSG?)is a 5-year Noyce Track IV project begun in June, 2022. WKNSG? is studying the effectiveness and retention of over 100 Oregon Noyce scholar alumni who entered STEM teaching between 2011 and 2022. Presenters will share data and tentative results from the initial survey and interview phases of WKNSG?, and invite workshop participants to share on the assessment and critique of this data. Presenters will then describe the next phase of the project, in which selected Noyce Scholar participants will spend a year creating and sharing STEM Teacher Autoethnographies. WKNSG? is building on recent NSF Noyce-funded Track IV research efforts, carrying out a 5-year narrative inquiry research project to broaden and deepen our understanding of the complex factors influencing Noyce Scholar effectiveness and retention in high-need schools. By centering its narrative inquiry on the voices, experiences, and stories of effective Noyce scholars teaching in the field, WKNSG? will provide authentic, richly layered, culturally-responsive insight into “What Keeps Noyce Scholars Going” as teachers in high-need schools.