|[Congratulations]||July 25, 2014 7:48 am|
The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year grant (effective September 1) in the amount of $799,941 in support of The SUNY Oneonta Noyce Scholars Program (Phase II) under the direction of Paul Bischoff (Secondary Education), Paul French (Physics & Astronomy), and John Schaumloffel (Chemistry & Biochemistry). Nathan Gonyea (Ed Psych, Counseling & Special Ed) and Leanne Avery (Elementary & Reading Education) will conduct project assessment and evaluation.
The new program goals are to prepare and graduate twenty additional highly qualified middle and high school science teachers for careers in high-need school districts, contributing to the development of a national culture of scientific literacy. Furthermore, the project team will expand and extend the evaluation and research activities initiated under the original award (2009-2014), which succeeded in recruiting and preparing 23 undergraduates majoring in biology, chemistry, earth science or physics for the demanding work of teaching middle or high school science in high-need rural and urban schools. Research results from the first SUNY Oneonta Noyce Scholars grant has recently been published in a peer-reviewed article in the journal School Science and Mathematics (114: 40-49, 2014).
The SUNY Oneonta award is one of approximately 40 Noyce Scholars grants made nationwide (of 176 projects submitted), and one of only 4-6 Phase II nationwide awards.