NSF Noyce Recruitment and Mentorship

  • Fangyang ShenEmail author
  • Janine Roccosalvo
  • Jun Zhang
  • Yanqing Ji
  • Yang Yi
  • Lieselle Trinidad
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 738)


This research discusses the detailed experiences of recruitment and training of Noyce interns to become qualified STEM teachers. In this paper, both successful experiences and challenges in the first 4 years of a NSF Noyce project are discussed with the three-tier model. In addition, this model has proven to be effective by using two types of evidences. First, the survey data collected from over 25 STEM teacher candidates is described. Secondly, the actual interview data and student feedback are reported.


Noyce STEM STEM Teacher Education 



This work is supported by the National Science Foundation (Grant Number: NSF 1340007, $1,418,976, Jan. 2014-Dec. 2018, PI: Fangyang Shen; Co-PI: Mete Kok, Annie Han, Andrew Douglas, Estela Rojas, Lieselle Trinidad, Hon Jie Teo, Project Manager: Janine Roccosalvo, Program Assistant: Kendra Guo, Nanase Akagami, Ivy Mei).

The Noyce project team would also like to thank Prof. Gordon Snyder for his help on the project’s evaluation. We also want to thank all faculty and staffs at both City Tech and BMCC who have helped and supported our Noyce project in the past 5 years.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fangyang Shen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Janine Roccosalvo
    • 1
  • Jun Zhang
    • 2
  • Yanqing Ji
    • 3
  • Yang Yi
    • 4
  • Lieselle Trinidad
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of CSTNYC College of Technology (CUNY)BrooklynUSA
  2. 2.Department of Math and CSUniversity of Maryland, Eastern ShorePrincess AnneUSA
  3. 3.Department of ECEGonzaga UniversitySpokaneUSA
  4. 4.Department of ECEVirginia TechBlacksburgUSA
  5. 5.Department of MAEUniversity at BuffaloBuffaloUSA

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