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Kerri Freese, Gregory D. Phelan and Gauri Kolhatkar

Kerri Freese, Gregory D. Phelan and Gauri Kolhatkar

Kerri Freese, SUNY Cortland Noyce Project, Gregory D. Phelan, Chemistry Department, and mathematics graduate student Gauri Kolhatkar, attended the Sixth Annual National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Conference titled “Building Excellence in STEM Teaching.” STEM is the acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The conference, held in Washington D.C., brought together Noyce Scholars and faculty from more than 300 Noyce Scholarship programs throughout the country. SUNY Cortland presented a poster on its recruitment techniques to meet its goal of distributing scholarships to future math and science teachers. To date, the College has distributed 35 scholarships to 27 future teachers. SUNY Cortland currently tops the nation with its Noyce Scholarship distribution.