Newberry College has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Robert C. Noyce Scholarship Grant. The Noyce program pays for internship opportunities for freshmen and sophomores. It also provides scholarships for 3rd, 4th, and 5th year students majoring in chemistry, biology, or math education.
This program is funded by the National Science Foundation through the Robert C. Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, award number DU-0934802. The program purpose is to recruit and engage students with strong content knowledge in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to become teachers in high-need schools. The grant program is named for a pioneer of semiconductor development and founder of the semiconductor industry. The Principle Investigator (PI) for the grant at Newberry College is Dr. Christina McCartha.
Through this NSF grant, two academic opportunities are available for students interested in secondary teacher education within the STEM disciplines:
Summer Internships to help one explore more about the teaching discipline. This is geared for college freshmen and sophomores and includes a Maymester education course and four-week summer internship at one or more sites off campus.
Scholarships for upperclassman students dedicated to a teacher secondary level teacher certification with a degree in biology, chemistry or mathematics.
For more information please contact Dr. Christina McCartha in SCM 314B or at 803-321-5260.
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