Grant: $899,665 - National Science Foundation - May. 26, 2009
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Award Description: In addition to Michigan Technological Institution, this project includes Saginaw Valley State University, Grand Valley State University, Delta College, and Grand Rapids Community College and two school districts: Saginaw Public Schools and Grand Rapids Public Schools. Over the five year course of the project 24 science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) undergraduate students and 12 career changer/STEM professionals are being supported through Noyce scholarships and related activities as they prepare to be teachers in high needs secondary schools. Intellectual Merit: As part of their pre-service experience the Scholars are being engaged in special related seminars conducted by STEM faculty and receiving support from faculty at one of the two partner universities during their intense field experiences in the two urban partner schools. During the first two years of teaching in the high needs schools they will serve, the Noyce Scholars will be mentored in-school through a Noyce Mentoring Committee consisting of a mentor teacher from the school and a STEM faculty member and a teacher educator from one of the participating universities. Broader Impact: In addition to the broad impact the teachers produced by this program will provide in the school districts to which they go, this project is enhancing teacher preparation more broadly through its dissemination. The program evaluation is designed to provide insights into the effectiveness of the strategies being employed so that viable approaches can be replicated in other settings.
Project Description: The Michigan Tech Noyce Scholars Program will support 36 STEM students and professionals to become certified mathematics or science teachers. The university’s teacher preparation program emphasizes inquiry-based learning, content matter expertise, and use of technology to enhance student learning. The project team is recruiting the first cohort of students for 2009-10. Because of the late date of the award, recruiting is limited primarily to current Michigan Tech students, although we have received inquiries from prospective students, as well. We have held informational meetings with groups of interested students; have developed a website that includes background, FAQs and application forms; and have established a deadline of October 16 for receipt of completed applications for the 2009-10 academic year. We have also begun developing strategies for recruiting career changers and transfer students. The PI has met with groups of visiting Community College students to let them know about the program, and he has met with staff from Community Colleges to provide them with background on the project and the opportunities it offers to their students. We anticipate some of these students will apply for the 2010-11 academic year.
Infrastructure Description: N/A
Jobs Summary: The type of job that was created/retained is Undergraduate Research Assistant. (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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