NSF Summer Institute



NSF Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarship Program – Summer Institute

Teaching as a STEM Profession

In the summer of 2014, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarship Program at UMass Dartmouth will again offer “Teaching as a STEM Profession” for qualified UMass Dartmouth freshmen, sophomores and juniors majoring in Science (Biology, Chemistry or Physics), a Technology or Engineering program, or Mathematics (STEM) who are interested in exploring teaching as a profession in middle and high schools. This seven (7) day summer institute, which will run from June 1-7, 2014, introduces individuals who are interested in becoming a STEM teacher to the real world of teaching through a candid analysis of all aspects of the teaching profession today. 

This interactive, “hands-on” institute will explore the challenges and IMG_4930rewards of teaching and study contemporary teaching strategies relevant to today’s diverse classrooms. The institute will be conducted by a faculty member from UMD’s Department of Teaching and Learning and local STEM practitioners.  Through projects, exhibitions, and “hands-on” learning experiences, current educational thought and research will be presented and analyzed.  Job shadowing a STEM educator at an area middle or secondary school is an integral aspect of this institute.  All participants will experience six workshops plus two days of job shadowing experience with a STEM educator at an area middle or secondary school. After successfully completing the course requirements, students will receive a stipend of $1000. Upon completion of the summer institute program, interested students are encouraged to apply to the summer internship program. 

Stay tuned for dates/times for information sessions to be held on campus in various departments on campus.

In the meantime, if you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Kym Welty atkwelty@umassd.edu or 774-929-3063.


Click HERE to for the .pdf application!

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