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Noyce Scholars Program (SMILE)

National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Scholarship Grant

Rio Salado College was awarded the National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Scholarship Grant for its SMILE (Science and Math Innovative Learning Environments) for Encore Careers in Education program.  Over the last five years six cohorts of STEM professionals were recruited to transition into teaching careers.   

The Noyce Scholars Program provided a 15-month academic program for post-baccalaureate students holding STEM degrees.  Successful participants have earned a teaching credential and are now meeting his/her two year teaching commitment in a high-needs area in 6-12 school districts.   

Applications are now closed and no more Noyce Scholars are being recruited.  

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Brown Bag Innovations are math and science teachers’ hands-on problem solving activities which develop creative and critical thinking in students. These team building activities are designed to develop team work, self-confidence and communication skills in students. Teachers will have some new innovative brown bags to engage students and create high interest in science and math while having fun!

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