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Noyce Scholars, professor attend NSF Conference

This June, the National Science Foundation hosted its national meeting for institutions supported by its program to recruit and develop of STEM teachers.

Elon University participants at the 2014 Noyce conference (from left) Tony Crider, Robin French '16 and Amy Heaton '16.

Two Elon University Noyce Scholars – Robin French '16 and Amy Heaton '16 - attended the Ninth Annual NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Conference in Washington, D.C., from June 18-20 with Associate Professor of Physics Tony Crider.

The conference is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science for institutions participating in the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. In 2011, Elon was awarded $1.2 million to recruit and support new STEM high school teachers.

French and Heaton participated in workshops on STEM education, including  "Incorporating the Common Core Standards in Mathematics" and "Making Mathematics Accessible for English Learners and Students with Lower Literacy."

Crider participated in panels for NSF Noyce principal investigators and presented a poster describing the Elon University Noyce Scholars Program, including recruitment methods and the nationwide placement of students receiving Elon Noyce Internships.

Tony Crider,
6/26/2014 8:05 AM