The goal of the $1.1 million, National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Noyce STEM Teacher Education in the Arkansas Delta (N-STEAD) program is to recruit and develop high-achieving Hendrix College science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) majors
to be effective teachers. We aim to:
We will encourage science and mathematics students to redirect their career paths from a profession in a laboratory into one focused on strengthening the science and mathematics skills of the next generation in the Delta through two major N-STEAD initiatives:
N-STEAD Scholars and
N-STEAD Interns. These two initiatives will develop high quality STEM teachers who not only have an understanding of STEM education but also insights into Delta culture. We expect that our resulting teacher education model will be of interest to
other teacher education programs nationally, thus expanding the impact of this NSF-supported effort.