2022 Robert Noyce Conference
June 15-18, 2022 I Montgomery, Alabama
Dear Noyce Colleagues,
It is my great pleasure to announce that we will be hosting the 2022 Southeastern Regional Robert Noyce Conference in person this year in historical Montgomery, Alabama. We are honored to host this event, and we are thrilled we will be together!
Since our last in-person conference, the country has seen many changes, both politically and socially. As a result, the teacher shortage, as well as concerns surrounding teacher mental health and well being, have sparked pressing conversations on a national level. Adding to teacher burnout and concerns about student learning during interrupted formal schooling, questions about how, when, and even whether we are allowed to teach about race in the context of the classroom have stirred new debates. In light of these challenges, and knowing that each of you share my passion for STEM and for multicultural education, it is my hope this year’s regional conference content will prove more beneficial than ever.
We look forward to continuing the connections established at past conferences and developing new connections and relationships from those newly funded projects as we all work to remove barriers in STEM teacher education. As you experience this year’s conference, I invite you to attend as many sessions as you can, to share resources and lessons learned from your projects, and to participate in the offsite educational experiences that will increase your knowledge about equity in society historically, and in education contemporarily.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us. A member of the organizing committee will respond to you within 48 hours.
Andre' M. Green, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs, University of South Alabama
This work is being funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under award # 1905392.
The National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science (including engineering and computer science) teachers. The program invites creative and innovative proposals that address the critical need for recruiting and preparing highly effective elementary and secondary science and mathematics teachers in high-need local educational agencies.