OxyMS Teaching Scholars Project
The National Science Foundation (NSF)-Robert Noyce Scholarship Program, which supports math and science teaching in under-served school districts across the country, has re-awarded Occidental College $590,000 to support former, current, and future Noyce Scholars.
OxyMS Teaching Scholars will provide scholarships to juniors and seniors who are math and science majors and are interested in teaching after graduation. Students interested will receive a $15,000 scholarship and many other types of support. Scholarship recipients are required to complete two years of teaching in a high-need school district for each year of support.
Additionally, OxyMS Teaching Scholars will fund a series of professional development workshops targeting current and former Noyce Scholars, Teaching Fellows, and Master Teaching Fellows who are teaching 6th-12th grade level math, biology, and/or chemistry. The professional development opportunities range from collaborating with math teachers who work in the urban schools to conducting research in Costa Rica.
Professor Terry, an associate professor of education, is the lead investigator for the grant project. Faculty and staff members in the Education and Chemistry departments will also participate.
The NSF-Robert Noyce Scholarship Program is part of the federal Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, authorized under the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010. The act responds to the critical need for K-12 teachers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
- Submit your:
- Adelina Alegria, Ph.D.:
Project Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 323-259-1498
- Clarence "La Mont" Terry, Sr., Ph.D.: