Students share STEM strategies at national conference
Three students from the Alternative Careers in Teaching program (act!), who received scholarships through one of two Noyce Grants awarded to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, presented at the Ninth Annual NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Conference held June 18-20 in Washington, D.C.
- Albana Kume-Robertson addressed the entire conference with Noyce Scholars from across the US in one of the most popular plenary sessions titled "Voices From The Field".
- Adam Kresl presented a session titled, "The Mysterious Death of Dr. Pheoc." This teaching activity introduces middle school age students to scientific inquiry and building reasoned arguments.
- Sebastian Pugliese, Kresl, Kume-Robertson and Dr. Michael Beeth, Director of the act! program, co-authored a presentation highlighting the personal stories, motivations, and support systems for individuals who choose to leave their current careers and enter the act! program to become math or science teachers.
The National Science Foundation sponsors the Noyce Conference for scholars entering careers as math or science teachers. This year's conference focused on building "Connections For Revitalizing STEM Education In High Need Schools."
The act! program is a cooperative program between the University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. The program is structured to meet the needs of the adult learner.