Using STEM Internships to Recruit and Retain Noyce Scholars in Elementary Education
by Saman Aryana, Jacqueline Leonard, Monica Mitchell, & Marina Lazic
Paper Presented at the American Educational Research Association in San Antonio Texas, April 29, 2017
Abstract: In this paper, second-year results of a five-year National Science Foundation (NSF), Noyce Scholars project are presented. In Year 1, we recruited six interns to work in STEM summer programs as a recruitment tool to attract and retain STEM undergraduates to dual major in elementary education. They worked in a variety of STEM-related educational settings, and three became Noyce scholars. We were able to recruit 10 additional interns in Year 2; three chose to become Noyce scholars. This paper examines the supports and mentoring the scholars received, how the program and internship influenced the scholars’ self-efficacy in science and mathematics, and best practices to build supportive learning communities to retain STEM teacher candidates.
Learn More about WITS and SWARMS at the Geology Museum on 11/2/2016 and be Entered to Win a Chromebook
Calling all STEM majors! Want to make a difference?
Come and learn about our Noyce Scholarship programs (WITS & SWARMS)!
These scholarships are geared towards junior, senior, and post-baccalaureate STEM majors interested in teaching elementary or secondary school. These scholarships will support tuition, fees, and other expenses. Free food and a chance to win a Chromebook!
STEM Majors include
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATH
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016 from 5-6 PM
UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING GEOLOGY MUSEUM
See you there!
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The WITS team will attend the Mathematics Education and Society conference in Portland, Oregon June 21-26, 2015. The team is looking forward to presenting "Preparing Noyce Scholars in the Rocky Mountain West to Teach Mathematics and Science in Rural Schools". Paper is below and available for download.
Please join us Friday, February 6, 2015 11:30 -1:00 at the University of Wyoming Geology Museum. RSVP to Lindsay Galey at 307.766.6381 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Read More...
Recruits, Teachers and staff joined us for a Noyce Recruitment Event in Denver at the Embassy Suites. Read more...