### "Don't be encumbered by
history. Go off and do something wonderful." -Robert N.
Noyce

The goal of the Robert Noyce Scholarship Program at the University of Vermont is to identify and cultivate a pool of science and mathematics graduate students and professionals who are interested in pursuing 7-12th grade science and mathematics teaching positions in high needs schools and to provide the support, education, and guidance to realize this goal.

We are looking for:

- Senior science and mathematics majors who are interested in applying for UVM's MAT program in secondary science or mathematics education.
- Professionals with a BA/BS in science and mathematics who are interested in applying for UVM's MAT program in secondary science and mathematics education.

Individuals with disabilities or from groups underrepresented in science and mathematics teaching are strongly encouraged to apply.

#### Noyce Graduate (MAT) Scholars Program

Science and mathematics professionals and majors who have completed a
BA/BS in science or mathematics are eligible for scholarship in the
amount of $18,700 for one year as they work towards an MAT
degree and licensure in science and mathematics.

#### A New Generation of Teachers

The Robert Noyce Scholarship Program at UVM will educate new 7th-12th grade science and mathematics educators through a program that brings together innovative science pedagogy with experience in up-to-date scientific research. Collaboration between the College of Education and Social Services and science and mathematics departments at UVM will lead to strategies of recruitment in science and mathematics education as well as in retention of undergraduate science and mathematics students. The program develops informal professional networks for our future teachers, allowing for the dissemination of experience-based pedagogical discoveries and improved peer support strategies.