Davis, Madden, Madeloni , Schneider and Rees awarded $3 NSF grant for STEM teacher development

Associate professor Kathleen Davis, assistant professor Sandra Madden and senior lecturer Barbara Madeloni, all of the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies (TECS), Stephen Schneider from the College of Natural Sciences, and Paula Sturdevant Rees, School of Engineering, were awarded a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation for a NOYCE Teaching Fellowship project: “Supporting STEM Teaching and Learning through Communities (S2TLC).” The grant was accompanied by $1.5 million in matching contributions from the University and project partners.

The project responds to the critical need for middle and high school science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers through a collaboration of UMass Amherst educators and researchers, mathematics and science administrators from Springfield, Holyoke and Greenfield public schools and Mahar Regional school district, and the Hitchcock Center for the Environment, a non-profit organization focused on the professional development of teachers and the education of youth in the sciences.