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Date: Aug 28, 2009
Hofstra Coordinates the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship
A Scholarship to fund 16 Undergraduate Science, Engineering, Technology or Mathematics Majors Committed to Teaching on Long Island
L to R: Mathematics Education Professor Blidi Stemn and Mathematics Professor Behailu Mammo
Principle Investigator Dr. Blidi S. Stemn of the School of Education, Health and Human Services (SOEHHS) and Co-Principle Investigator Dr. Behailu Mammo of Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (HCLAS), have been awarded $898,976 from the National Science Foundation, for the The Noyce Scholarship Program, a four-year research project for Mathematics Teaching at Hofstra University.
In collaboration with Westbury, Uniondale, Roosevelt and Brentwood School Districts on Long Island, the professors will recruit, prepare and retain 16 undergraduate mathematics students. Each student will receive $20,000 per year when they enroll in the secondary mathematics teaching program at Hofstra. Upon graduation the scholarship recipients will be required to teach in a high needs middle or high school for two years of each year they are funded by the scholarship.
“My colleague and I are excited to hear that the National Science Foundation has funded the Noyce Scholarship Program at Hofstra,” said Dr. Stemn. “This productive partnership between the SOEHHS and HCLAS and the school districts will be beneficial to all of us involved.”
Robert Noyce, nicknamed "the Mayor of Silicon Valley" is the co-founder of Intel and also credited with the invention of the microchip. To learn about the application process for this scholarship, contact Dr. Stemn at Blidi.S.Stemn@hofstra.edu. For more about the National Science Foundation, visit www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5733.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from about 150 undergraduate and more than 160 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business; engineering; communication; education, health and human services; and honors studies, as well as a School of Law.