University of Vermont

National Science Foundation: The Robert Noyce Scholarship for Science Teachers

Our Team

  • Regina Toolin Dr. Regina Toolin, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Science Education, CESS
  • Dr. Toolin's research focuses on constructivist models of teaching and learning that promote science classrooms that are grounded in principles of inquiry-based and project-based teaching and learning in urban and rural schools. Her teaching interests include science curriculum, instruction and assessment, and diversity issues in science education. She is Principal Investigator of the NSF: Robert Noyce Scholarship Program and the Vermont Secondary Science Partnership and Co-PI for the NSF: Satellites, Weather and Climate Program Grant currently underway at UVM. Dr. Toolin serves as a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Science Education and Technology and has published her research pertaining to science teaching and learning in Science Education, the International Journal of Science Education, The Science Teacher, and the Journal of Science Education and Technology.

  • Rory Waterman Dr. Rory Waterman, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Chemistry, CAS
  • Dr. Waterman's area of expertise is within synthetic inorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, and catalysis. Dr. Waterman received a Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science Research Fellowship (2004-2007). He was awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2008), a Research Corporation Cottrell Scholar Award (2009), and a Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship (2009). As co-Primary Investigator Dr. Waterman coordinates the Summer Scholar Program of the NSF: Robert Noyce Scholarship Program at the University of Vermont.

  • Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux Dr. Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor in the department of Geography
  • Dr. Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux's area of expertise is within climate variability and change, historical climatology, climate literacy, severe weather hazards, drought, remote sensing, Geographic Information Science (GIS), New England, Brazil, Caribbean. As an applied climatologist by training, Dr. Dupigny-Giroux's research interests intersect a number of interdisciplinary fields including hydroclimatic natural hazards and climate literacy as well as the use of remote sensing and GIS in the fields of spatial climate and land-surface processes.  Dr. Dupigny-Giroux is a co-Princpial Investigator with the NSF: Robert Noyce Scholarship Program at the University of Vermont.

  • Beth White Beth White
    Graduate Teaching Fellow, NSF
  • After a decade teaching in science classrooms in the northeast, Beth is pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and is the Graduate Teaching Fellow for the NSF: Robert Noyce Scholarship Program at the University of Vermont. She believes in classroom environments that promote exploration-based, interdisciplinary curriculum that is co-led by students, experts, and educators alike. Her research interests are in the crisis in STEM education, promoting women in STEM, and the science-teaching pipeline.

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