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Past Projects

Noyce Northeast Regional Conferences Evaluation (2015-2016)

SUNY Cortland, in conjunction with Drexel University and the University of Massachusetts Boston, organized and hosted three annual conferences for Noyce Scholars, Fellows, and faculty in the Northeast Cortlandregion. The conferences were designed to bring together individuals participating in the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, which is a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded program designed to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors to become K-12 teachers. The conferences, held in 2013, 2014, and 2015, focused on providing a platform for learning about best practices in STEM teaching methods and developing STEM content knowledge.

Themes allowed for discussion of specific theme-related content, while also offered general STEM teaching professional development. Evaluation occurred at the time of each event and explored attendees’ attitudes toward and perceptions of their experience. These data were useful for understanding immediate outcomes; however, no longer-term information was collected. Hezel Associates' study is designed to collect new data from participants, as well as integrate previously collected evaluation data into the analysis.