Barnard Noyce Teacher Scholars Program News

Welcome Future Barnard Noyce
Teacher Scholars!

Scholarships are available for senior STEM majors interested in Urban Teaching! The Barnard Noyce Teacher Scholars Program (BNTSP) will recruit, certify, and mentor five high-achieving senior STEM majors at Barnard who are interested in teaching in high-need K-12 schools for the 2017-2018 academic year

Calling Recent Graduates from the Class of 2013 to the Class of 2017! DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 18TH. 

BNTSP is now
also recruiting ten Columbia University graduates (from the four undergraduate colleges: Barnard College, Columbia College, the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of General Studies) to complete either the Math or Science Education initial certification Master of Arts (MA) degree program at Teachers College (TC) for the 2017-2018 academic year

Potential Noyce Scholars must demonstrate a commitment to teaching in a high-need school for two years for each year of scholarship support they receive.

If you are a STEM major, we encourage you to learn more about our program here. You can also check out our scholar timeline to learn about the different tracks available to rising seniors and young alumni in order for them to successfully complete the program. Interested applicants will be assisted by mentoring faculty in planning their programs to complete their teaching certification.  

Summer internship funding is also available for first and second year students interested in conducting laboratory research, science or mathematics teaching, or other STEM fieldwork in order for them to apply what they learn to the field of STEM Education.

Click here for more information. 

Summer 2017 Noyce Interns

Summer 2017 Internships

Summer Research Institute 2017 | Barnard College 

Wondering what our interns are up to this summer? Click on their names below to read their first blog updates for Summer 2017!

Dunay Bach (Snow Lab at Barnard College).

Rafaela Brinn (Crowther Lab at Barnard College).

Zoe Gordin (Jia Lab at Columbia University).

Keerthana Jayaseelan (Department of Ophthalmology at the Columbia University Medical Center).

Ingrid Lee (New York Obesity and Nutrition Research Center).

Sarah Lubin (Sever Lab at Barnard College).

Samantha Shih (Snow Lab at Barnard College).

Required Fall 2017 Courses for Noyce Undergraduate Scholars

EDUC BC 1510x Educational Foundations

Professor Rachel Throop
Location TBD
Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:40 - 3:55 PM 

Introduction to the psychological, philosophical, sociological, and historical foundations of education as way to understand what education is, how education has become what it is, and to envision what education should be.

Discussion Section Required. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Historical Studies (HIS). 3 points. Students are required to attend a discussion section.

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EDUC BC 2045xy Colloquium: Current Issues in STEM Education

Professor Lisa Edstrom
Locations Vary.
Meets five times - first meeting TBA. Tuesdays 6:00 - 9:00 PM 

This course introduces students to current topics in mathematics education through the Barnard College STEM Colloquium Series and discussion sessions. Students will explore the sociopolitical contexts in which STEM education takes place, and consider the implication of these contexts for mathematics teaching and learning in light of the topics presented.

Prerequisites: enrollment is open to all, including first-year students. 1 point.

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EDUC BC 3052x Math and the City

Professor Lisa Edstrom
Location TBD.
Wednesdays 4:10 - 6:00 PM 

In partnership with NYC public school teachers, students will have opportunities to engage in mathematical learning, lesson study, curriculum development, and implementation, with a focus on using the City as a resource. Students will explore implications for working with diverse populations. Non-math majors, pre-service elementary students and first-year students welcome. Fieldwork and field trips required. Note: Students in the Childhood Urban Teaching Program may use this course as a pedagogical elective.

Prerequisites: the instructor's permission. 4 points.


EDUC BC 3058x Science in the City II: Preparing Future Scientists Now

Professor Maria S. Rivera-Maulucci
Location TBD.
Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:20 PM 

Students investigate the science of learning, the Next Generation Science Standards, scientific inquiry and engineering design practices, and strategies to include families in fostering student achievement and persistence in science. Fieldwork required. Note: Students in the Childhood Urban Teaching Program may use this course as a pedagogical elective.

Prerequisites: the instructor's permission. Open to Non-science majors, pre-service elementary students, and first-year students. 4 points.

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Upcoming Events 

September 19th, 2017 | (203 Diana Center): STEM Colloquium

Past Events

April 18th, 2017 | Ella Weed Room (223 Milbank Hall): STEM Colloquium

April 4th, 2017 | 530 Altschul Hall: STEM Colloquium


February 28th, 2017 | 324 Milbank Hall: STEM Colloquium

RSVP on Facebook here!

Monday, February 27th, 2017 | 306 Milbank HallEducation Program Open House
    Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 | Ella Weed Room (223 Milbank                
    Hall): STEM Colloquium