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Pre-Service STEM Educator Workshop

  POSTED ON: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:00 AM by Sarah Durkin

On January 13, USNA STEM Center faculty and staff provided a STEM Educator Virtual Workshop for pre-service teachers in collaboration with Hood College's Noyce STEM 101 event aimed at supporting and recruiting undergraduate students as STEM educators. The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program is a national effort sponsored by the National Science Foundation and provides scholarships, stipends, and professional development in return for a commitment to teaching. The goal is to increase the number of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors who choose K-12 math and science teaching as a profession.

Pre-service students and undergraduate STEM majors interested in education from Hood College, Montgomery Community College, and Frederick Community College participated in a live, interactive, virtual workshop provided by the USNA STEM Center and sponsored by the Office of Naval Research. At the event, participants explored hands-on activities using household supplies in a range of STEM topic areas including cryptography, chemistry, bioengineering, and physics. This was one in a series of USNA workshops offered to expose pre-service teachers to hands-on methods for teaching STEM topics and bringing real-world applications into the classroom.

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