Making Sense of Place: Colorado State University Noyce Program

Presented by:
Meena Balgopal
Laura Sample McMeeking
Andrea Weinberg
DeeDee Wright

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program is a National Science Foundation funded program designed to recruit and prepare talented STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) students for a career in middle and high school teaching. At CSU, we go beyond offering scholarships by our providing our scholars with workshops around place-based education that incorporate local problems and issues related to inclusivity. Our workshops draw on the expertise of CSU faculty members to link a particular issue or area of research to their grade 6-12 curriculum. Students are then given opportunities to discuss high-leverage teaching practices as they relate to a follow-up activity based on the workshop topic and their pedagogical practices. Scholars are also paired with an expert teacher mentor who attends the workshops and helps guide the discussion during activities. This project is a collaborative effort among the Colleges of Natural Science, Engineering, Warner Natural Resources, & Health and Human Sciences, and the CSU STEM Center.

NSF Awards: 1540794

Related Leadership Program
Noyce Scholars
Grade Level
Higher Ed
PD Models
Published Date
May 2020
Published In
2020 STEM for All Video Showcase
Subject Area