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Kerri Freese, Noyce Project coordinator, collaborated with Maritza Macdonald, senior director of education and policy and co-director of the Master of Arts in Teaching Earth Science Residency Program at the American Museum of Natural History, to plan and implement a workshop for National Science Foundation (NSF) Noyce Scholars. The workshop, held Dec. 4 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, highlighted using a museum and informal resources for science, technology, engineering and math education (STEM) and culture knowledge. More than 60 Noyce scholars and faculty from Noyce programs throughout the northeast attended the workshop. The event was supported by leftover funds from a NSF conference grant awarded to Gregory D. Phelan, Chemistry Department, Sheila Vaidya, Drexel University and Lisa Gonsalves, University of Massachusetts Boston, that aimed to enhance pre-service and in-service teachers’ successful teaching practices in high-need schools. The SUNY Cortland Noyce Project, sponsored by the NSF, seeks to encourage talented STEM majors to become K-12 teachers in high-need rural and urban schools.