Nebraska MATH Omaha Noyce
Nebraska MATH Omaha Noyce
The program offers up to $16,000 per year (based on cost of tuition and financial need) to encourage talented undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students to major in mathematics and earn a teaching credential and commit to teach in high-need school districts. Juniors and Seniors who are selected as Noyce Scholars will be paired with faculty mentors.
Each Scholar will work with an assigned mentor to prepare a personal professional development plan. In the plan, a commitment to leadership in mathematics education initiatives will be outlined, including specific examples. Possible activities may be: (1) leading student professional development efforts such as Student Math Circles, (2) completing a senior project related to mathematics education such as a poster presentation at the Student Research and Creativity Fair or attending a regional conference, (3) serving the community through STEM outreach, and/or (3) collaborating with faculty as a learning assistant for a mathematics course.
See eligibility requirements. To apply, visit https://tinyurl.com/ApplyUNONoyce. You will need your transcripts and the names and contact information of two references. Deadline is November 10 each year.
NOYCE Teacher Spotlight
Noyce Math Teachers are former UNO NoyceMath Scholars now serving as secondary mathematics teachers in high needs schools in the Omaha Metropolitan area and across the country. These teachers earned both mathematics and secondary education degrees from UNO and are considered highly qualified not only in their content-area knowledge, but also their vast experiences with STEM community outreach, learning assistantships, and their participation in a network of faculty mentors, Noyce peers and community organizations during their undergraduate experience. All 16 UNO NoyceMath Teacher graduates continue to serve in high needs schools today and we are proud to spotlight their dedication and stories in our Noyce Teacher Spotlight Series.
Noyce General Interns
Students who are selected as Noyce Interns will participate in several educational related experiences each year. Each intern is assigned a faculty mentor and they also are work with the Noyce Scholars (math majors on scholarship to become teachers) on a variety of activities. Activities include working with outreach activities like holding a math/science night for local middle school students, planning and hosting a calculus bee, and helping out with professors on educational activities such as helping out in calculus classes that use an Inquiry Based Learning approach, tutoring students. Interns commit to working 8 hours a week during the academic year. They are given $12 an hour to compensate their time while they participate as NOYCE interns.
See eligibility requirements. To apply, visit https://tinyurl.com/InternApplyUNONoyce. You will need your transcripts and the names and contact information of two references. Interns are hired each Fall and Spring semesters and application are accepted in an ongoing basis.
Supervising FacultyDr. Kelly Gomez Johnson
Dr. Michael Matthews
Dr. Janice Rech
Dr. Patrick Rault
Ms. Emily Van Hook (Metro Community College)
The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, authorized under the National Science Foundation responds to the critical need for K-12 teachers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by encouraging talented STEM students and professionals to pursue teaching careers in elementary and secondary schools.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE-1852908.