$1.5M GRANT TO HELP UTA STUDENTS TO GET SECONDARY TEACHER CERTIFICATE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program at the University of Texas at Arlington has been awarded a $1.5 million grant by the National Science Foundation.
The program will help recruit and prepare new science, math, engineering, and computer science teachers. The grant started June 1 and will run through May 31, 2023.
“I’m thrilled that the National Science Foundation feels so highly of our STEM programs, especially our UTeach Arlington program, and that because of the success we’ve had with our previous NSF Noyce grants, they continue to support us,” Ann Cavallo, UTA College of Education associate dean for research and graduate studies, said in a release.
In the past, UTA has used grant funding to help science and math students earn their secondary teacher certification. With this new grant program, students will have the option to get a secondary computer science certificate in addition to math and science.
“One goal for the addition of this teaching certification to our CSE degree programs is to attract additional students into these programs who might not be interested in industry careers but may still have a strong CS ability and an interest in teaching,” Carter Tiernan, assistant dean for student affairs in the College of Engineering, said in a release.
TI FOUNDATION GRANT TO HELP FUTURE PRINCIPALS FOCUS ON STEM EDUCATION
The University of North Texas at Dallas’ Emerging Teacher Institute has been awarded a $460,000 grant from the Texas Instruments Foundation.
The grant is focused on equipping the future generation of school principals with new, innovative skills to help achieve science, technology, engineering, and math education for their students.
“Our research shows that principals play a critical role in teachers’ and students’ success and have a tremendous impact within their schools on creating the mindsets, culture, and climate required to nurture achievement and innovation,” John Gasko, dean of the UNT Dallas School of Education, said in a release.
The STEM Principal Training Program is one part of the institute’s forward-thinking approach to help the next generation of school leaders prepare the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s future STEM leaders. The STEM Principal Training Program will offer 30 full scholarships and will partner with the Dallas ISD and the Grand Prairie ISD.
UNT LIBRARIES’ 2018 DEAN’S INNOVATION GRANT AWARDED
The University of North Texas Libraries’ 2018 Dean’s Innovation Grant has been awarded to Jennifer Rowe and her project to improve library services for students with disabilities.
The award, formerly known as the Green Light To Greatness Award, gives funding to research projects that will positively impact the UNT libraries, campus, and community.
Rowe’s project is focused on helping and bringing awareness to the disabled students of UNT and their needs. The library will use focus groups and an online survey to learn the best way to offer accommodations for all students who use their services. To find more, read here.
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