The goal of the Eastern Washington University Robert Noyce Scholarship program is to increase the number and quality of science and mathematics teachers by encouraging majors in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to become teachers. The progam is an EWU/Spokane Public School partnership and is funded by the National Science Foundation. Scholarships of up to $16,000 per year are available for twelve STEM majors each year. Recipients must complete teaching certification requirements and commit to serving two years as a mathematics or science teacher in a high-need schools for each year of support.
Scholarship recipients will be placed in inquiry-based classrooms working with highly qualified math and science teachers, in high need schools. Scholarship recipients will work directly with EWU faculty and K-12 mentor teachers to deliver highly effective inquiry-based curricula.
Applicants will be recruited through various avenues including "try teaching" science internships and opportunities to work with children in after school math and science tutoring programs. Freshmen and sophomores will be recruited from underrepresented populations for summer internships by working with advisors from Africana, Chicano and Indian Studies. Summer interns will work with the Kalispel Tribal children doing math integrated ecological studies at Turnbull Refuge for one week and then the interns will work with underserved/underrepresented children at the YMCA and a community center for four weeks.
Some of the important elements of the project include:
To apply, go to: Noyce Application Procedures
Keith Adolphson, PhD, Mathematics Department, Project Director
Heather McKean, MS, Biology
Barbara Alvin, PhD, Mathematics
Margaret O'Connell, PhD, Biology
S.Dean Crews, PhD; Counseling, Education & Developmental Psychology; Project Evaluator
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