Georgia Educators in Mathematics and Science (GEMS)
The GEMS project, an NSF-funded Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program, is designed to recruit, prepare, and support new secondary science and mathematics teachers to work in high-needs school districts. This project prioritizes STEM collaboration, diversity, and equity through a range of experiences both on- and off-campus that equip our scholars to successfully work with diverse learners. Scholars have opportunities to attend the annual national Noyce conference, participate in paid internships at local schools, and learn from world-renowned science and mathematics educators.
Graduates will be eligible for certification at the T-5 level in either secondary mathematics or secondary science disciplines (biology, physics, chemistry, earth/space science).
The project is currently accepting applications for Spring 2021.
The Noyce Fellowship
Who should apply?
- Students must have attained at least junior status in a STEM baccalaureate program (not education) or already have a bachelor’s degree in a STEM area that can lead to certification in mathematics or science.
- Students should be committed to teaching in high-needs school districts.
- Students who are themselves from underserved and underrepresented populations in science or mathematics are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Apply to UGA and the mathematics or science education program.
- Applications should be submitted by October 1 for spring cohorts and by March 1 for fall cohorts.
- Complete the GEMS Noyce Fellowship application .
- Obtain three letters of recommendation.
Funding decisions will be based on academic potential in your chosen field, financial need, demonstrated commitment to advancing the representation of students from underserved and underrepresented populations in the field of secondary mathematics and science, and commitment to work in and potential for success in high-need and/or underserved schools.
Meet the Team
UGA Distinguished Research Professor;
Athletic Association Professor of Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies Education,
Department of Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies Education
- Science teacher professional learning
- Newly hired science teachers
- Science teacher knowledge and practice
Professor, Department of Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies Education
- Access and equity in mathematics education
- Cultural awareness in teacher preparation
- Teachers’ professional learning communities
Professor, biochemistry and molecular biology
- College biology instructors who engage in professional development
- Biochemistry learning of core concepts
- STEM teacher recruitment and preparation
Assistant Professor, engineering education
- Learning and cognition
- Student engagement
- Assessment of learning and student engagement in engineering classrooms
Associate Research Scientist, Department of Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies Education
- Science teacher preparation
- Serious educational gameplay in schools
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies Education
- Preparation of highly-qualified mathematics teachers
- Curricular decision-making
- Technology, assessment, and differentiation
PhD Student, Mathematics Education
- Preservice Teacher Preparation
- Inservice Teacher Support and Development