The EWU Robert Noyce scholarship is for students earning a BS or BA in a STEM field and a BAE in their last 2 years of the program. $10,000 is available for the first year and $16,000 is available for the second.
The goal of the project is to recruit highly qualified and diverse STEM students to teach in regional high needs schools for their classroom experience. The grant personnel will work closely with students and their mentor teachers to achieve these goals.
Funding is provided up front but is contingent upon 2 years of employment in a school with over 50% free or reduced lunch for every year of funding received. Failure to meet the requirement will result in a default of the loan. Consequently students must complete a FAP at the time of application.
To qualify for the grant, students must be in the last two years of a program that will culminate in a BS or BA and a BAE in one of the STEM endorsed fields. (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Science, Mathematics, Physics). Students also must have 3 letters of reference and complete an application that includes an essay describing their interest in teaching children. Selection will be dependent upon a set of criteria that includes need, under-representation, academic achievement, and interest in working with children in high-needs schools.
For more information, contact Jackie Coomes at firstname.lastname@example.org
EWU Noyce Scholars
STAR Fellowship Program Internships
Noyce Scholars, Cezar Sanchez (Math) and Nicholas Henry (Chemistry) participated in the STAR Fellowship program summer 2019. The STAR Fellowship program is a 9-week paid internship that pairs future STEM teachers with researchers at national and university laboratories. They work on real-world research projects with the expectation that they will bring their experiences back to the classroom.
CSTEM Dean David Bowman and Associate Dean Leslie Cornick meet with Noyce Scholars at the Fall 2017 Reception.
|Jeremiah Taylor graduated with a BS in Biology and a BAE in Secondary Biology Education. He is teaching at Centennial Middle School.||Acecia Carr graduated with a BA in Chemistry/Biochem with a minor in Physics, and a BAE in Chemistry/Biochem Education. She is teaching in Medical Lake Highschool|
|Ian Lynch earned a BS in Mathematics and a BAE in Secondary Mathematics Education. He transferred to EWU from our partner, Spokane Falls Community College. Since 2019, Ian has been teaching at Colville High School.||Noyce Scholar Ian Lynch presented his research at the Noyce Summit in Washington DC in July 2019.|
|Danielle Klinzing previously earned her undergraduate and graduate Biology degrees and completed a BAE in Secondary Biology Education at EWU.||Jennifer Nichols is a non-traditional student pursuing a BS in Biology and a BAE in secondary education. Jennifer brings a wealth of interests and perspectives, and a strong commitment to success for all her students. She is currently teaching in Enumclaw Middle School.|
|Ivy Tietsort is in enrolled in EWU’s Masters in Teaching Program and is expected to graduate in 2020. Ivy has completed her BS in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. Ivy received the Outstanding Graduating Senior in Biology award in 2019. She is currently teaching at Valley School.||Hunter Lee completed a BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. In 2019, Hunter received the award, Outstanding Graduating Senior in Biology. Hunter has a Masters in Teaching from EWU. He is teaching at Almira Coulee Hartline High School.|
|Alexandria (Alex) O'Neal has graduated with a BAE in Secondary Education and a BA in Chemistry with a minor in Special Education.||Toni Cloud is a Secondary Education of Mathematics major as well as a Mathematics major with a minor in Coaching. She is a transfer student from Centralia College where she received her Associates of Arts with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, and her hometown is in Pomeroy, WA.|
|Kerista Goodpaster came to Eastern with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics and a minor in Law and Justice from Central Washington University. Kerista has completed the MIT program at Eastern with an emphasis in Secondary Mathematics. SHe is teaching at Couer d’Alene High School.||Nicholas Henry is a transfer student from Spokane Falls Community College. He will graduate with a BS in Chemistry and a minor in physics, and a BAE in Secondary Education. He participated in the STAR program funded by NSF. Nicholas’s research consisted of finding less toxic alternatives for TVs and Computer Monitors.|
|Shane Lucht earned his BS in Biology and BAE in Secondary Education. He transferred to EWU with an AS-DTA in Biology from Spokane Falls Community College. He is teaching at Savannah Classical Academy in Savannah, Georgia.||Cezar Sanchez transferred from Colombia Basin College. He earned a BS in Economics with a math focus in June 2019. He is working towards a BS in Mathematics and BAE in Mathematics Education, expected to graduate in June 2021. Cezar is a STAR Fellowship alumni from summer 2019.|
|Aaron Serrano is from Pasco Washington and is enjoying his third year at EWU. He is pursuing a BAE in Secondary Math Education and a BS in Mathematics and is expected to graduate in the fall of 2021.||Natasha Usai was born and raised in Spokane, Washington; and transferred from Spokane Falls Community College. She has earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and a minor in Chemistry. She is completing her MIT from Eastern Washington University in August 2021.|
|Misha Lehmann (they/them/theirs) is a Stanford transfer pursuing a BS in Mathematics and a BAE in Secondary Math Education. They plan to pursue a Master’s Degree in curriculum and instruction. Misha will create inclusive and innovative curricula. Their graduation is Spring 2021.||Konstantine Geranios is pursuing a BA in Chemistry, a minor in Physics, and a BAE in Secondary Education. He expects to complete these degrees in Spring 2021.|
|Thomas Hall is earning a BS in Mathematics and a BAE in Secondary Education. He’s from Spokane, and was a running start student who attended EWU! Expected to complete his degree in Fall 2021.||Jacob Ott. In 2019, Jacob received the award, Outstanding Graduating Senior in Biology. He is currently teaching in Washtucna School District (6th-12th grades).|
|Charles Bland is a transfer student from Spokane Falls Community College. His degree focus is a BS in Mathematics and a BAE in Education. Charles is from Abilene, TX, but considers Spokane his new home.||Donovan Romeo is a transfer student from Walla Walla Community College. He is currently pursuing a BS in Mathematics and a BAE in Mathematics / Secondary. His hometown is Walla Walla, WA.|
|Jesse Hannum was born and raised in Spokane, WA. He is currently working on his BS in Biology, and a Chemistry Minor. He has completed a BA in English as a Second Language with a Japanese Minor. Jesse plans to go into the Masters Teaching program summer quarter 2021.||Katie Janzen is currently working on a BA in Physics and a BAE in secondary education. She is a transfer from Spokane Falls Community College. She was born and raised in Spokane, WA.|
|Riley Kent is studying to complete a BA in Teaching English as a Second Language, a BS in biology and BAE in secondary education. He transferred from the Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy program.||Tedra Moorhead transferred from Spokane Community College in fall 2017 and is a former Running Start Student. She plans to graduate in FALL 2021 with a BA in Biology, a BAE in Science Education and a minor in Chemistry.|
|Rosa Placido-Barajas is from Ephrata, Washington and a transfer student from Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake. She is working toward her BS in Mathematics and a BAE in Secondary Math Education.||Jerald Flores's current discipline degree is a BS in Biology. Focusing on skills to improve the well-being and success of future students. Originally born and raised in the Philippines.|
|Danaca Colvin is currently working towards earning her BS in Biology as well as a BAE in Secondary Biology Education. Her hometown is Wilbur, WA.||Makenna Britton is expected to graduate with a BS in Biology and minor in Chemistry this spring. Next fall She will attend EWU’s Masters in Teaching program so that she can teach secondary science.|
|Emily Hamada is pursuing a BS in Biology and a BAE in Secondary Education. She is expecting to graduate in the Spring of 2023.||Isabel Sanchez is pursuing a Bachelors in Secondary Mathematics Education and a Bachelors in Mathematics. She is from Connell Washington and transferred from Columbia Basin College.|
|Drake Haren earned a BA in Biology and a BAE in Secondary Biology Education. He is teaching at Three Springs (Cheney Alternative High School).|