Internships and Scholarships
UTC’s STEM Education, an innovative program designed to inspire math and science teachers, received a $1.2 million award from the National Science Foundation to provide full scholarships for six juniors and seniors annually during the five-year grant. The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program encourages talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors to become secondary mathematics and science teachers. Priority is given to applicants who demonstrate academic merit through both cumulative and content-based GPA. The Noyce scholarship program will also provide internship opportunities for freshmen and sophomores at three National Labs: Brookhaven in Manhattan, New York; Pacific Northwest in Washington State; Oak Ridge in Tennessee; The Department of Engineering Education at Utah State University; and two local organizations, the Tennessee Aquarium and Upward Bound. Student and faculty stipends will support on-campus summer research for up to 18 freshmen and sophomores in the STEM Education program each year supporting a total of 80 students across the five-year grant period.