STEM Integration through an Engineering and PBL Partnership
In an effort to increase the number of qualified mathematics and science high school teachers, the University of South Carolina's Science and Mathematics Teacher Initiative, a National Science Foundation Robert Noyce grant program, provides innovative professional development and funding for science and mathematics majors. Our video highlights our Noyce scholars' participation in STEM engineering design projects with our partner Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC). Noyce scholars are undergraduate and graduate science and mathematics students learning to be future science or mathematics teachers in high-need schools. Each Spring semester our scholars work with engineering faculty at CCTC to learn how to use new technology (3-D printers and modeling software) in a STEM project. Our video focuses on our scholars' participation in a STEM project to design the fastest 3-D printed car. Our video illustrates our unique partnership and how our scholars have learned new STEM skills that they can use in their future secondary classrooms.
NSF Awards: 1660700