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The Noyce Mathematics Education Teaching Scholars [Noyce METS] aims to increase the number of highly qualified mathematics teachers prepared at NC State University with a major in a mathematical science and a major in mathematics education. These scholars will develop an understanding of mathematics needed for teaching, be well-prepared to be leaders in technological innovation to improve student understanding in mathematics classrooms, and be committed to working with students in high-needs school districts.

The Noyce METS Phase I funded 26 scholars in 2008-2012 (pictured below). For more information on our METS I Scholars please click here.

The Noyce METS Phase II plans to fund 14 undergraduate and graduate scholars beginning in Fall 2013. Undergraduate scholars can receive $36,000 for their last four semesters while graduate scholars receive $25,000 for 2-3 semesters of coursework. Click for eligibility and application requirements . Applications will be available Spring 2014. For more information, please contact Emily Thrasher.

The Noyce METS program at NC State is part of the national Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, responding 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. The program provides funding to institutions of higher education to provide scholarships, stipends, and programmatic support to recruit and prepare STEM majors and professionals to become K-12 teachers

Faculty across four disciplines serve as the project leaders for this NSF-funded scholarship program

Dr. Karen Hollebrands (PI, METS II, Co-PI, METS I), Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator in Mathematics Education
Dr. Hollylynne Lee (PI, METS I, Co-PI, METS II), Associate Professor and Graduate Programs Coordinator in Mathematics Education
Dr. Laura Bottomley (Co-PI, METS II), Director of Woman in Engineering and the Engineering Place
Dr. Molly Fenn (Co-PI, METS II), Teaching Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Dr. Irina Kogan (Co-PI, METS I), Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Dr. Roger Woodard (Co-PI, METS I), Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs in Statistics

Two mathematics education graduate students serve as program managers for this NSF-funded scholarship program. They offer support to the Noyce scholars.

Emily Thrasher (Preservice Scholar Mentor), Michelle Cetner (Inservice Scholar Mentor)

Noyce METS phase 2 cohort 5


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This Project is supported by the National Science Foundation under the Grants No. DUE-0733794 and DUE-1240003 awarded to North Carolina State University. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed herein are those of the principal investigators and do not reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.