The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program is a grant funded through the National Science Foundation to encourage talented science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors and professionals to become certified secondary (grades 7-12) science and math teachers.
The Mesa Community College Education Studies Department in conjunction with the Northern Arizona University Center for Science Teaching and Learning jointly facilitate the NAU Noyce Fellows grant, September 2010 - August 2015 (Phase I).
MCC oversees paid Noyce internships in STEM-focused, K-12 summer youth camps in order to provide college freshmen and sophomores with backgrounds in STEM subjects and an interest in teaching a chance to observe and engage in STEM education.
NAU oversees juniors, seniors, and post-baccalaureate students that are selected for substantial Noyce Fellows scholarships and are enrolled in an NAUTeach secondary education STEM teacher certification program.
2014 Noyce Summer Intern Program Partners (Summer 2015 TBD)
Q) What do Noyce interns do?
The STEM youth camps are staffed with experienced instructors. Noyce interns assist the instructors with demonstrations, outdoor education, field or lab investigations, designing instruction, small group instruction, one-on-one instruction, tutoring, and assisting with set up /clean up.
Q) How much are Noyce interns paid?
Intern stipends are calculated at $15 per hour. The total stipend amount depends on the needs of the individual youth camps that the interns are placed in. The 2014 stipend range is between $833 and $2249, depending on internship placement.
Q) When are the Noyce summer internships?
Camp and training dates and times vary depending on which program interns are placed into. Some camps are all day, some are only in the mornings. Placements run from 2-5 weeks. Camps begin at the end of May or start in June or even in July.
Q) What did previous Noyce interns have to say about their experience?
Working one-on-one with students and seeing how well they performed after my tutoring and mentoring made me feel accomplished.
Q) Who can apply?
Q) How and when are applications accepted?
Submit the online application plus additional required documentation by: (Summer 2015 TBD). Late applications will be reviewed ONLY IF not enough qualified applications are received by the deadline. Candidates will be notified by early May.
After submitting the online application, a note should pop up saying, "Thank you, the online portion of your Noyce application has been recorded." An email confirmation is NOT sent directly to applicants from the form.
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