The Robert Noyce Scholars Program

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Meeting the K-12 Mathematics Educational

Needs of Southeastern Colorado

   

The CSU-Pueblo Noyce Scholars Program cordially invites your child to enroll in a

Student Summer Mathematics Academy

  • Who?  Students entering Grade 7 through Grade 10 who have not yet completed Algebra 2
    • Interested students who are struggling with mathematics, those who are in need of some extra challenge, as well as those "in the middle" can all benefit from the program.
  • What?  A student-oriented program focused on algebraic reasoning and number sense
  • When?  Eight two-hour classes, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Monday – Thursday June 16 – 19
    • Monday – Thursday June 23 – 26
  • Where?  Colorado State University-Pueblo Campus
  • Why?  To develop, extend and strengthen key problem solving and communication skills related to algebra and number sense in a fun, supportive setting.
    • Students will complete individual pre- and post-tests to determine how much was learned. Daily work will include both individual and small group activities.

RSVP Required!
Registration and all materials are free*, but enrollment is limited.

To register, returnregistration form by June 2nd, by mailing to Janet Nichols at the address listed on the registration form.

Confirmation letters with campus maps and other program information will be e-mailed (or mailed) to parents (at their home address) the week of June 2nd.

Questions? Contact Janet Nichols, CSU-Pueblo Department of Mathematics, janet.nichols@colostate-pueblo.edu, 719-549-2642

* Pending availability of funding, a limited number of small travel scholarships to support transportation costs may also be available.

 

General Background

 

The goal of the CSU-Pueblo Noyce Scholars Program is to strengthen 7-12 mathematics achievement throughout the region of southeastern Colorado by providing incentives and support which will attract undergraduates and post-baccalaureate professionals to the teaching profession, provide them with the strong content and pedagogical training required to teach in high-need schools, and retain them within the teaching profession beyond their obligatory service period.


The program is a collaboration of faculty in the Department of Mathematics & Physics and Teacher Education at the University, faculty at four area community colleges, two local school districts, and five community partners.


Funding for the program comes from a five-year, $1.26 million grant awarded to the University by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through its Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.


Through this national program, NSF seeks to address an existing shortage of fully credentialed K-12 mathematics teachers by encouraging talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals to enter the teaching profession.


At CSU-Pueblo, the Noyce Scholars Program will provide significant scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for undergraduate mathematics majors who earn a full teaching credential at CSU-Pueblo and commit to teaching in a high-need K-12 school district.


As a condition of accepting this grant from the NSF, the University has agreed to fulfill the following responsibilities:


  • Assuring that all selected Noyce recipients meet the following eligibility requirements:
    • Must be United States citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens.
    • Must be majoring or degreed in mathematics, engineering, or a science discipline.
  • Monitoring compliance of scholarships and stipend recipients with respect to the service requirement of teaching two years in a high-need school district for each year of Noyce support, and collecting repayment of awards (with interest) from recipients who do not fulfill this service obligation.
  • Collecting demographic data and statistics on scholarship and stipend recipients as part of the annual report.

These stipulations are reflected in the scholarship selection criteria and application form, as described in the following FAQs:


     

     Frequently Asked Questions ‭[2]‬

     
    How much support will a CSU-Pueblo Noyce Scholarship provide?
    Who is eligible to receive a CSU-Pueblo Noyce “Standard-track” Scholarship?
    Can Liberal Studies majors with a Mathematics Emphasis receive Noyce support?
    Can secondary science education majors receive Noyce support?
    Can mathematics majors who are not pursuing a secondary teaching receive Noyce support?
    Can degree-plus students seeking secondary mathematics licensure receive Noyce support?
    What is the application process?
    Who was Robert Noyce?