Trinity awarded NSF Noyce Fellowships, Scholarships

Paul Kelleher, Jeff Nordine, Patricia Norman, of Trinity University’s Department of Education, have successfully solicited two National Science Foundation grants to support the training of teachers in science and mathematics.

The first, Noyce Teaching Fellowships, will provide scholarships and salary supplements to individuals with professional degrees and work experience in STEM fields who are seeking to enter the teaching profession. The total grant amount of $1,487,725 will support ten “career-changers” over 6 years.

The second grant, titled “Noyce Scholarships”, provides $595,643 to support  scholarships for Trinity STEM majors to offset the costs of their senior and MAT years.  This grant will also support four undergraduate internships each summer to science students who want to work on curriculum development or other education projects.

Both grants also provide administrative and salary support.

The Teaching Fellows grant was made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

NSF awards supplement to Trinity Noyce Scholarship Program

Paul Kelleher and collaborators have been awarded a supplement of $99,878 for Trinity’s  existing Noyce Scholarship program.  The National Science Foundation describes the Noyce program as follows:

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The program provides funds to institutions of higher education to support scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for undergraduate STEM majors and post-baccalaureate students holding STEM degrees who commit to teaching in high-need K-12 school districts.

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Federal grant for Educators’ Technology Teaching Lab

Dr. Paul Kelleher will receive $143,449 from the U.S. Department of Education to establish an Educators’ Technology Teaching Lab at Trinity. This space will allow participants to use technology to transform their pedagogic practice. The award was made through the Congressionally-Directed grants program.

Trinity Press Release – Jan. 7, 2008