The National Science Foundation Robert Noyce scholarship program is named in honor of the co-founder of Intel. It seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The program provides $500,000 over three years to support scholarships, stipends, and programs for students who commit to teaching in high-need schools. Specifically, they must agree to teach two years in such a school for every year they receive funding. The school may be anywhere in the United States. STEM Bridge is a joint effort of the UMass School of Education and the STEM Education Institute. The lead Principal Investigator is STEM Ed Associate Director Allan Feldman (Science Education); co-PIs are Mort Sternheim (STEM Ed Director), Farshid Hajir (Mathematics), and Portia Elliot (Math Education). An advisory board assists in recruiting and selecting the scholars.