The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) hosted the 2019 Noyce Summit: The Role of Teacher Preparation Programs in STEM Teacher Retention in High-Need School Districts in Washington DC July 10-12. In attendance were Steve Lindaas, Physics and Astronomy, and Alison Wallace, Biosciences, co-principal investigators with Tim Harms, Mathematics, for MSUM’s Noyce scholarship grant. The national conference involved PIs and Noyce Scholars (preservice and in-service STEM teachers) from around the nation. Wallace and Lindaas presented a poster at the conference about the MSUM Noyce strategies to create and maintain a supportive community titled “Noyce Neighbors and Networks.”

The MSUM Noyce Program “Preparing STEM Teachers to Successfully Navigate the Urban to Rural Gradient” is funded by a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The program provides funds for 1) summer STEM education internships working with middle and high school students in area schools, and 2) competitive full tuition plus half room and board scholarships for STEM majors adding a secondary education major and teaching license. If you would like more information visit https://www.mnstate.edu/noyce or contact noyce@mnstate.edu.