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.
Submissions from 2009
Final Report to NSF, Morton Sternheim, Allan Feldman, and Holly Hargraves
Submissions from 2004
Grant Proposal Narrative, Morton Sternheim, Allan Feldman, and Farshid Hajir