SCF Board Approves Grant Proposals

(Bradenton, Fla., August 29, 2012) – State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) District Board of Trustees at its regular meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 29, gave approval for two National Science Foundation grant proposals.

If the grant is funded, SCF will participate in a partnership with New College of Florida in the Educating Science Teachers in a Liberal Arts Setting grant from NSF’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. The five-year grant program encourages talented undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The program would annually recruit up to eight of SCF’s graduating sophomores who have demonstrated talent in STEM fields to attend New College for their junior and senior years. Following graduation, students would complete SCF’s Alternative Certification Program and commit to teaching in a high-need school district for six years. 

If funded, SCF also will partner with the University of South Florida-Tampa on the Successful Academic and Employment Pathways in Advanced Technologies grant to participate in a study to examine predictors of success for students who choose a career in engineering technology. Findings will provide information on how students can navigate pathways from high school to postsecondary education and to the labor market.  

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