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Omaha, Nebraska

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Recruitment of High School STEM Teachers through the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program at Buffalo State College
  Location: KFC Courts
  Date: Monday, Aug.1
  Time: 8:00 PM -8:45 PM
  Author: Luanna Gomez, Buffalo State College
716-878-5639, gomezls@buffalostate.edu
  Co-Author(s): Jane Cushman , Catherine Lange , Daniel MacIsaac , David Wilson
  Abstract: In January 2011, the National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Scholarship Program awarded up to $750,000 to the NSF-Noyce New Math and Science Teacher Partnership of Western New York at SUNY-Buffalo State College. The partnership builds on existing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teacher preparation programs designed to address the shortage of math and physics teachers in New York's high needs schools by increasing the number of pre K-12 STEM teachers who are both certified and well-qualified. Noyce scholarships have been used to recruit and foster the development of new STEM teacher candidates through a variety of paths of entry into teaching. In return for receiving financial support, participants are committed to teach for two years in high needs districts for each year of scholarship support.
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