Mason Scientists Receive $1.2M Grant

Congratulations to Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences Professor Julia Nord, Director of Educational and Career Pathways Kerin Balkissoon, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Mathematical Sciences Professor Padhu Seshaiyer, and Biology Assistant Professor Tina Bell on receiving a $1.2M Noyce Grant from the National Science Foundation. 

There is a national shortage of teachers in STEM fields. This Noyce Grant, will increase the number of George Mason University and Virginia Community College System students graduating from Mason, who choose STEM Middle and High School teaching careers. The College of Science and the College of Education and Human development will mentor students though recruitment, Licensure, first year of teaching and beyond. Scholarships of $5000 a semester will be given to cover tuition and additional expenses. Of the almost $1.2 million given by NSF for the grant, over $600,000 is available for scholarships. The College of Education and Human Development  Associate Professor Andrew Gilbert is also a part of this grant. Read their study’s abstract

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