Noyce Internships

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The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program is a grant funded through the National Science Foundation to encourage talented science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors and professionals to become certified secondary (grades 7-12) science and math teachers.

The Mesa Community College Education Studies Department in conjunction with the Northern Arizona University Center for Science Teaching and Learning have jointly facilitated Phase I of the NAU Noyce Fellows grant, September 2010 - June 2016.

  • MCC oversaw paid Noyce internships in STEM-focused, K-12 summer youth camps in order to provide college freshmen and sophomores with backgrounds in STEM subjects and an interest in teaching a chance to observe and engage in STEM education.

  • NAU oversaw juniors, seniors, and post-baccalaureate students that were selected for substantial Noyce Fellows scholarships and were enrolled in an NAUTeach secondary education STEM teacher certification program.

Thank You, Noyce Summer Intern Program Staff!

  • JULIE GARNER -- Co-Principal Investigator (2010-2016)
  • ROSANNE MAGARELLI -- Intern Program Manager (2010-2011)
  • CHANDA CRABTREE -- Intern Program Manager (2011-2016)

Thank You, Noyce Summer Intern Placement Partners!

Over six summers, 140 college freshmen and sophomores completed 13,536 hours as Noyce interns in K-12, STEM-related summer camps impacting approximately # youth!

  • MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE -- Mesa

    • Summer Youth College (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) -- Academy of the Gifted Child + Extreme Sciences + TL3C Summer STEM Camp + Alice World Building Camp: Animating 3D Worlds + 3D Modeling with Blender + Machinima & Studio 180: Video Production Meets Game Technology

  • NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY -- Flagstaff

    • Nizhoni Academy (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

    • Centennial Forest Summer Camp (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015)

  • SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE -- Phoenix

    • Bioscience Summer Camp (2015)

  • MESA PUBLIC SCHOOLS -- Mesa

    • STEM & Robotics Summer Camps (2014, 2015) – Red Mountain HS
  • TEMPE UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT  -- Tempe & Phoenix

    • Summer Math Academy (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) -- Desert Vista HS
    • Math Summer School (2011, 2012) -- Marcos de Niza HS + Mountain Pointe HS
  • ARIZONA SCIENCE CENTER -- Phoenix

    • ASC Summer Camps (2011) -- ASC + ASU–Polytechnic + Centennial HS

    • Floor Demonstrations (2011, 2012, 2013) -- ASC

    • STEM Sleepovers (2011) -- ASC

    • STEM Camps at Outreach Schools (2011, 2012, 2013) -- Alta Vista Elem + Amberlea Elem + Cactus View Elem + CO Greenfield Elem + Desert Oasis + Desert View Elem + Echo Mountain Primary & Intermediate + Hidden Hills Elem + Imagine at Camelback + Palomino Primary & Intermediate + P.H. Gonzales Elem + Pendergast Elem + Richard Miller Elem + Roadrunner Elem + Shaw Butte Elem + Tavan Elem + Washington Elem

    • Camp Innovation (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) - ASC

  • LOWELL OBSERVATORY -- Flagstaff

    • Uncle Percy's Kids Camp (2013, 2014, 2015)

  • INVENT NOW! -- East Valley

    • Camp Invention (2014) -- Val Vista Academy + Superstition Mountain Elem + Bright Beginnings School + Bethany Christian School

What did some Noyce interns have to say about their experience? 

  • It is difficult to describe just one highlight when there was at least one huge highlight every day.
  • I loved all the kids and the site workers. It was a very upbeat environment and a lot of learning took place.
  • Interacting with children of different ages furthered my interest in pursuing a career in teaching.
  • It was difficult at times and during those moments it was challenging to stay patient, but in the end I would redo all of it in a heartbeat.
  • I loved teaching and had one student come back the next day telling me about everything he had gone home and researched after my lesson!
  • I connected with a student that none of the other teachers were able to connect with and watched him grow from a stubborn, angry little child to a kid that LOVED to be at camp.
  • It was great to hear high school students say that they wished I could be their math teacher.
  • Working one-on-one with students and seeing how well they performed after my tutoring and mentoring made me feel accomplished.