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Gregory Phelan and Kerri Freese

Gregory Phelan and Kerri Freese

Gregory Phelan, Chemistry Department, and Kerri Freese, Noyce Program coordinator, along with co-professional investigators (Co-PIs) from Drexel University and University of Massachusetts Boston, planned and executed the 3rd Annual Noyce NE Conference that took place from March 20-22 in Philadelphia, Pa.  The theme of the conference was “Successful Teaching in High-Need Schools.” The conference engaged more than 250 math and science teachers, pre-service teachers and faculty from over 50 Noyce programs throughout the northeast. Keynote speakers included: Paul Gorski, founder of EdChange and associate professor of Integrative Studies at George Mason University; Michele DiPietro, executive director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Kennesaw State University; John Mighton, founder of JUMP Math, and; Ryan Devlin, 2013 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year. The conference also included 21 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) – related breakout sessions and pre- and post-workshop sessions at the Academy of Natural Sciences. A State of Poverty Simulation, led by the Lindy Glennon, executive director of Cortland County Community Action Program (CAPCO), was held for nearly 80 conference participants. The conference was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).