GCOE Faculty Receives National Science Foundation Award

Associate Professor in Secondary Education Larry Horvath has been awarded a three-year NSF grant for $3.3 million. As principal investigator, Horvath will lead the professional development for the NSF Robert Noyce STEM Teachers’ scholarship recipients from the Western Regional Noyce community. Also collaborating in the grant are SF State Professor of Mathematics Eric Hsu and Assistant Professor of Mathematics Kimberly Seashore, Donna Ross at San Diego State and Chance Hoellwarth at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

The Western Regional Noyce community consists of the undergraduate Noyce scholars, Noyce teachers, Noyce master teacher fellows and Noyce leadership from all active NSF Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Programs in 12 western states. The leadership team for this Western Regional Noyce Alliance (WRNA) includes STEM education faculty from SF State and nine collaborating institutions. Over the three years of the grant, the WRNA will host three annual conferences, three math and three science summer institutes and 18 regional networking sessions, and support nine Noyce scholars’ participation in immersive summer research experiences.